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Roland leading Icarus.
This is another fun route on Solar Slab. Climb up past a pothole then a bit right and up the headwall.
This is the fifth bolted route you come to on Solar Slab.
5 bolts to 2-bolt anchor.
Brian Rowe leading Icarus.
Collier TRing Icarus, 2013.
Mar 23, 2009
If this is the route immediately to the right of Tava (and I believe that it is), then it is no longer a 5.9. We lead both Icarus and Tava, Tava may have been more sustained at the grade (5.10a), but Icarus has moves on the upper middle of the climb which are harder than the moves on Tava.
As we left the park, there was a couple on Icarus who were having extreme trouble on the upper middle part of the climb, they thought it was a 5.9 and not the 10a/b that it is.
Don't get me wrong, Icarus is a great climb and well worth doing, but it's just not a 5.9 anymore.
|By Jake Carroll|
From: Fort Collins
May 30, 2009
I agree this route definitely felt harder then the "5.9-" that it was listed as.
|By Rob Davies UK|
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 16, 2010
Good climb though harder than it looks from below. UK grade HVS 5a/b.