The home of some beautiful, airy climbing! The routes here all work their way to the spacious shoulder at the top of the Solar Slab Buttress. Several descent options are available. Many parties choose to rappel using the bolted stations on the Solar Slab route and the face immediately to its right (east). This requires two ropes and takes you directly back to the base with no walking. On the downside, this can tempt one to avoid the very top of the route and thus miss out on the full value experience. You would also miss the beautiful hike through the Painted Bowl.
These routes all begin several hundred feet off the deck. Access by climbing any of the routes on the Lower Tier.
Browse More Classics in Solar Slab - Upper Tier
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Solar Slab - Upper Tier:
Solar Slab 5.6 Trad, 9 pitches, 1220 feet, Grade III
Going Nuts 5.6 Trad, 2 pitches, 300 feet
Sunburn 5.7 Trad, 12 pitches, 1500 feet, Grade III
Heliotrope 5.8 R Trad, 5 pitches, 750 feet, Grade III
Sunspot Ridge 5.8 Trad, 12 pitches, 1500 feet, Grade III
Change Up 5.9 Trad, 2 pitches, 300 feet, Grade II
Sundog 5.9 Trad, 4 pitches, 500 feet, Grade III
Arch Enemy 5.9 Trad, 3 pitches, 500 feet, Grade III
Sunflower 5.9 R Trad, 6 pitches, 850 feet, Grade III
Featured Route For Solar Slab - Upper Tier
Arch Enemy 5.9 NV : Red Rock : ... : Solar Slab - Upper Tier
This route starts just to the left of where the Solar Slab route starts up from the terrace. There is a prominent corner that curves up and to the left, forming an arch. Climb up the slab, heading for a patch of varnish that is about twenty feet below and to the right of the bottom of the corner. Protection is available here. Go up and left to the corner and follow it to a bolted belay station. (5.8)Pitch 2: Continue up the corner above, passing two protection bolts, until you can tunnel up ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV