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Above the .11 S 
Dam The Water Board T 
Drefach Lambda S 
Fluff Boys T,S 
Hot Lava (aka Soliloquy) T 
Island Rhythm TR 
Leper, The TR 
Missing The Dike aka Two Dikes for Dinner S 
Natives are Restless, The TR 
No Bore a Bora T 
Seventh Wave T,S 
Snark Hunt T 
This Bolt's For You T 
Tim's Variation TR 
Tim's Walkway S 
Transformer T 
Unknown 1 (tentative: Black Bart) S 
Unknown 2 (Tentative: Mermaid) S 
Unknown 3 (tentative: Trident) TR 
Unknown TR TR 
Unsupervised Bolting S 

Hot Lava (aka Soliloquy) 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: slim on Feb 1, 2005

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BETA PHOTO: The lower section. You can protect the climb here....

Description 

This route is on Atlantis Slab, pretty much near the center. There is a large block on the ground at the base that forms sort of a trough. This route begins slightly to the right. From below, it is apparent by a system of thin block/flakes that make up the slab in this section.

Climb straight up, following the path of least resistance. The rock sounds a bit hollow through here when you pound on it. Go straight up over a big, hatchet-faced flake of sorts onto a ledge. Fire straight up over several more ledges and slab climbing past a bolt and onward to the anchor. Rappel from a 2 or 3 bolt anchor.

It is a decent route, probably one to do once, but not a destination.

Protection 

Light Platte rack, stoppers, and a set of pieces to wide hands.

Poison Ivy Alert 

Per Sylvia: there can be lots of poison ivy after rains.


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Standing at the small overhang midroute.
Standing at the small overhang midroute.

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By Sylvia
Jul 12, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

CONDITION REPORT 
Right now there is a lot of poison ivy at the base of the cliff and in the gully around it due to the recent rains. WATCH WHERE YOU STEP!
By teece303
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Jun 3, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X

I tried to lead this once: I ended up bailing. I just couldn't find enough gear, and the only bolt was really far up there. My partner thought it was well-protected, and the old Hubbel guide doesn't even give it an R rating (and it lists two more bolts than modern descriptions state).

Wasn't sure what was up with this route. Maybe it really is an X? Honestly, I think a couple bolts should be retro'd, but that's just me. Heck, maybe it had two more bolts at one time....
By Sylvia
Jul 12, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

It can feel runout on this route, but it is possible to place enough gear to get to the bolt. There are a few subtle stopper placements in the horizontal crack above the little overhang while you're traversing.