|Solar Slab - Upper Tier
Start just to the left of the curving arch of Arch Enemy and climb the slab to a right-facing corner. Excellent climbing on good rock leads to a belay ledge about 160 feet up. Pitch 2 continues up the corner to a roof, where the rock quality declines abruptly. Traverse right under the roof on loose rock with shaky pro. Finish via the tunnel at the top of the arch. A more civilized option for the second pitch would be to traverse right on varnished ledges to the belay/rap station on Arch Enemy.
Starting up pitch one of Change Up.
Excellent varnished corner on Change Up.
Nearing the belay ledge at the top of pitch one of...
Traversing under the roof on pitch 2 of Change Up ...
Finishing up via the tunnel of pitch two of Change...
Larry DeAngelo leading the scary, chossy pitch two...
Low on pitch 1 of Change Up
Larry is intrigued by something he sees up there, ...
|By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?|
Apr 6, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
P-1 is a blast!
I would have given this climb 3 stars if it weren't for the loose rock on the traverse under the roof of P-2.
I pulled off a frisbee sized chunk of crumbly rock when following Larry on this pitch. Nice lead Scary Larry! I would have peed my pants, if I was leading it.
Climbing/finishing up through the tunnel of P-2 was awesome!
|By John Hegyes|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 7, 2006
This route had so much promise; pitch one was great but I backed off of this route at the crux. Bad pro and chossy rock here, unfortunately. John