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Solar Eclipse 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Rick Thompson, Pat Thompson (2000)
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Toprope action on Solar Eclipse (5.9). The bolts o...

Description 

Climb along the left-facing corner at the far right edge of Green Pillars, clipping the bolts on Red Eclipse to the left (note - the 2nd bolt is a long reach and hard to clip).


Location 

At the far right edge of the Green Pillars area.


Protection 

4 bolts.



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By Steve Knapp
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Nov 22, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

This would be a 3-star route on lead if only the bolts were closer to it. It does not make much sense to move way left off of the route to use the Red Eclipse bolts. Instead, toprope it from the anchors on Red Eclipse, which can also be reached by leading Ian's. Solar Eclipse is a fine line with a crack that narrows to fingers in spots and disappears in others. A couple nice jugs along the way to keep it moderate. Hardest moves seem about 5.9.

By sstrauss
From: Denver
Mar 24, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Solar actually follows the bolts up to the right of Red Eclipse running up the arete or fins of rock. Anchors are hidden from below, and be careful of the loose block (marked with an X) and the loose gravel at the top. Enjoy.