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Red-pointing in the Owens River Gorge at Solarium....
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By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Aug 10, 2007
The gorge is actually made of rhyolitic tuff, not basalt. Great pic though! Some tricky climbing on that arete...
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Red-pointing in the Owens River Gorge at Solarium. The ruins-of-Mordor ambiance and occasional self-chalking slopers might deter some. But the view of the Sierra from up at the cars makes up for the gloominess. And the awesome quantity of great routes on bullet-hard, pocketed, basalt places the Gorge a cut above all other western sport areas, (except maybe Smith Rock). Thank you first-ascensioneers!

Submitted By: K Trout on Jul 19, 2006
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