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C2

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 190', Grade II
Original: C2 [details]
FA: Andy Roberts, Ted Rummings 6/21/99
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Submitted By: A. Roberts on Oct 13, 2008

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Description 

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.

Location 

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.

Protection 

3 sets of cams including (2) #00, #0, #1 metolious.
The are fixed anchors on top. 1 Double rope (60M)rappel.


Photos of Everythings Better With Shredder Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Drawing out of Bjornstad's Desert Rock IV
BETA PHOTO: Drawing out of Bjornstad's Desert Rock IV
Rock Climbing Photo: Ted Starting the first pitch.
Ted Starting the first pitch.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at the west side of Solstice Tower from th...
BETA PHOTO: Looking at the west side of Solstice Tower from th...
Rock Climbing Photo: The route follows the splitter up to a belay, belo...
BETA PHOTO: The route follows the splitter up to a belay, belo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Taken from the rim. Where you would rap in from th...
BETA PHOTO: Taken from the rim. Where you would rap in from th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ted Rummings leading about 100' up the first pitch...
Ted Rummings leading about 100' up the first pitch...
Rock Climbing Photo: Some sweet helmet hair, the Colorado river, and th...
Some sweet helmet hair, the Colorado river, and th...

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