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This is the second largest rock in the Photographer's Peak area. It has my favorite climbs of the area on it. Four Little Fishies is a great 5.9 face climb, and the 5.3 Conn Route is one of the best 3 pitch beginner's routes imaginable (gear).
Drive to the Photographer's Peak parking area described under the area directions. Aquarium Rock is the second closest rock to the parking. Walk to the left around the base of Photographer's Peak. The next rock is Aquarium, and the first route that you encounter is Four Little Fishies (the bolted route that starts on top of the triangular-shaped detached boulder).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Aquarium Rock:
Conn Route 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Four Little Fishies 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 130'
Sea Monkeys 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 130'
Leaning Jowler 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Walking the Plankton 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Aquarium Rock
Conn Route 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a SD : Custer State Park : ... : Aquarium Rock
This climb starts at the high point between Aquarium rock and Icehouse rock. This is easily reached by scrambling uphill on the southwest side of the formation. Pitch 1: Climb a right leaning crack/flake to an obvious large ledge on the south side.Pitch 2: Traverse right to reach a low angle chimney. If you're squeemish, this traverse can be protected by a medium nut and/or alien. When you get to the chimney, climb the face placing pro in the chimney when possible. Another ledge is reached...[more] Browse More Classics in SD