|Lower Solitude Canyon
Free Radical shares the start of Pharside, then traverses left after the 2nd bolt and climbs an arc through the beautiful, colorful face, then finishes with an amazing crux at a thin black water streak. This is one of the best and most beautiful routes at Solitude. Lots of varied climbing on good rock and holds, with a four star crux guarding the chains. A good variation to Free Radical avoids the final crux by continuing the arc all the way back into the finishing arete of Pharside - Barracuda 12b.
Located on the beautiful face just past the ladder.
Bolts to anchor
John firing off the last hard move of Free Radical...
John setting up into the incredible technical crux...
Free Radical involves this little arete move on th...
Feb 1, 2012
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c
Awesome crux on beautiful rock up high. This route is stellar even though it wanders. Easier for a knuckle-dragger.