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El Sol 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Stewart Green and Brian Shelton, August 2004
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Submitted By: Livia on Jul 17, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Dave leads El Sol. Photo by Dan F.

Description 

From the guidebook: pleasant 40-foot pitch on the far right side of the slab. 3 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

Other notes: it is route #2 in guidebook. The route length is my approximation - use your own judgment. The moves just below the first bolt seem to be the most difficult.

Location 

This is immediately to the right of the first group of trees that you see in front of the slab as you approach it from the North. The route behind the trees is Helios (5.8), right of Helios is El Sol and right of El Sol is Frigga (5.7).

Protection 

3 bolts plus a 2-bolt anchor.

Eds. note that the hangers are thin and do not have rap rings or links. You may be able to thread these and rap, but these are not the beefy, Metolius-type rap hangers.


Photos of El Sol Slideshow Add Photo
Lee Rittenmeyer leading El Sol.
Lee Rittenmeyer leading El Sol.
The nice looking shelf I have my hands on is a little treacherous, holds a lot of dirt, and catches more constantly from the wind. Right before the anchor.
BETA PHOTO: The nice looking shelf I have my hands on is a lit...
Jackie near top of El Sol.
Jackie near top of El Sol.
Dana leading El Sol.
Dana leading El Sol.
El Sol.
BETA PHOTO: El Sol.

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By Nathan Van Horn
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 28, 2008

There are a bunch more routes on this wall very good lines in the sun good for fall climbing! Why are they not posted????
By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 1, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Climbed today with Dave G. and Dan. Challenging crux getting past 1st bolt -- pretty much just feet and friction there. Felt like 5.7 to me. Short but fun climb.
By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Mar 31, 2011

The move at the 1st bolt may perplex those less than 5' tall.