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The Solar Dome (aka LightHouse)
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Altoids On the Beach 
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Fire Starter 
Homesteader, The 
Howl Of A Hungry Cat 
Lady Of The Light 
Lipstick Sunset 
Montana Floodgates 
Morning Sunshine 
Nuns on the Beach 
Walking On The Sun 
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Waves of Rays 
Waves on the Beach 
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Morning Sunshine 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: J. Lovdokken, D. Barrow, M. Mestdagh, M Rolofson
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Submitted By: Michael Walker on Oct 28, 2001
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As you approach the Solar Dome from the Boulder Canyon trailhead, Morning Sunshine is the first bolt route encountered, just left of the jumbled east face. The start lies up and to the right of a large detached boulder (which also has a short sport route) at the base of the Solar Dome. You're probably looking at the guidebook standing under this route when you arrive at the Solar Dome so you might as well climb it. Better yet, send your aspiring leader up it to provide him or her an ego boost; this climb rings in at 5.2 until the one-move-wonder that brings the coveted 5.7 rating. Comfort bolted for the squeamish.

You're also probably assessing your opponents in the high stakes "climbers chess" game at the base on the Solar Dome, and this route is a good first move as Altoids on the Beach is probably being climbed [and queued] and you will be right in the batter's box for the much better climbs just to the left.

A half star route; your hands now have chalk on them, now time to climb.....


6 QDs and something for the 2 bolt anchor.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
2 days ago
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

This route really is a one move wonder, but it is a good warm up climb and is good for new leaders. The bolts are very closely spaced at the most difficult parts.