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Solar Collector  

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Submitted By: Wade Griffith on Jan 15, 2006

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A fun area with a couple of crack routes and potential for possibly one more. The rightmost route is Virgin's crack with left leaning hands to an exciting flake through a bulge. The Has Been was put up by Scarpelli when he was feelin a bit out of shape. This route follows a left leaning crack left of Virgin's and sports flaring hands and some wideness of course.

Getting There 

To reach the Solar Collector follow the Turtle Rock trail for a little over a mile past Holy Saturday and Land of the Rising Moon. When Turtle Rock Tower comes into view on the right the small crag will be located about 100 yards off to your left. The routes Virgin's Crack- 5.9, and The Has Been -10b are found here.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

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By chrisp
Mar 20, 2006
Have you ever been to this rock. I have hunted for this thing in the past and have not found it. When I spoke to a guidebook author of the area they asked "if I had a GPS unit?"

Maybe I am a retard, but I couldn't see this hunk of rock back there and I was with someone who is pretty competent finding things, not to mention we were looking pretty hard and hiked all over hill and dale back there.
By Wade Griffith
Dec 3, 2006
Yep, Bob and I were both there when we put up the routes. It is an easy crag to miss while walking along the trail. The only advice I have is while walking the Turtle Rock trail, if you were coming from Jurrassic Park, keep on walking past Land of the Rising Moon. You'll pass a beaver dam on your left. Keep watching the woods on your left (think that is west) till the crag comes into sight approximately 300 ft from the trail. Dont think you should need a GPS.
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