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From the guidebook: Solar Slab is a long slab up to 80 feet high that is directly below the Whale and alongside the trail on the west edge of the canyon. The cliff is directly opposite from the Ripple Wall. The routes are generally thin affairs with lots of smearing and small holds. The rock quality is very good. The routes are described from right to left.
From new parking lot, the approach takes 10-15 minutes on an easy, well maintained trail which at the start is the width of a dirt road. Follow the direction on the general RRC canyon description and then the directions in the blurb from the guidebook above.
A. Solar Flare, 10-, 1p, gear.
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Helios 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Icarus 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Eclipse This 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Tava 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Solar Flare 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Up Until Sunrise 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
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Solar Flare 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CO : Colorado Springs : ... : Solar Slab
Is there trad in Red Rock Canyon? Oui. C'est vrai.From the guidebook: on the far left side of the cliff. Layback a fingertip crack up an obvious, right-facing, arching corner until it's possible to exit. Climb directly above the arch to anchors in a shallow scoop.Other notes: it is #9 in guidebook....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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