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The tower actually has four detached summits. We climbed up the middle of the tall tower on the right. On the southeast side. (facing away from the river)
Pitch 1. Climb up the perfect splitter crack, from .5 camalot to #1. C1 for me, or 5.11 or harder. 110' ending under a roof.
Pitch 2. Aid out the overhang to the left and follow the crack through the steep headwall on less than perfect gear. C2, again maybe possible to free. The summit is almost perfectly flat and square.
This was the first route done on the formation. It climbs a splitter up the middle of the 3rd summit from the west. On the South side (facing away from the river). There is a short scramble at the bottom to reach the start of the crack.
3 sets of cams including (2) #00, #0, #1 metolious.
The are fixed anchors on top. 1 Double rope (60M)rappel.
BETA PHOTO: Drawing out of Bjornstad's Desert Rock IV
Ted Starting the first pitch.
BETA PHOTO: Looking at the west side of Solstice Tower from th...
BETA PHOTO: The route follows the splitter up to a belay, belo...
BETA PHOTO: Taken from the rim. Where you would rap in from th...
Ted Rummings leading about 100' up the first pitch...
Some sweet helmet hair, the Colorado river, and th...
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