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Solar Winds 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: mike carville, kia burns, brad johnson, john robinson
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Submitted By: mike carville on May 5, 2013

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Kelley enjoying a rest before the crux on solar wi...


climb face/cracks then traverse top to anchors over left. In Mike Carville's 1991 guide book this was a top rope climb. It is now bolted.


left side of wall. See Emeralds main page. (Photos)



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By Alan
Aug 31, 2014

I'm confused. In the hand drawn mini guide solar wind is listed as 11b and is the left most bolt line. However, on MP it is listed as 10c and sunburn is listed as 11b/c. There are two bolt lines on this face however they share a 3rd or 4th bolt then they diverge again with a bolt left if a mini roof and a bolt above the mini roof on the right. Which line is actually solar wind? We did what we thought was the 11b based on the hand drawn topo clipping the left most line until they diverge, at which time we moved right to the bolt above the roof and then back left to the last two bolts and anchor. Not sure if we mixed two routes together or what but the line felt natural and the climbing was fun. Felt like possible 5.11 climbing in a few sections either way.
By Marcus McCoy
Apr 11, 2015

so, farthest left start and right option finish after the routes cross? Do I understand this correctly?
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
Sep 28, 2015
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Start left finish right .10c

Start right finish left (direct) .11b/c
By rockvoyager
Oct 8, 2015

I know there is some controversy here. The original route was a TR, there was no top anchor. We put in the top anchor and bolted the left route which went up and right due to loose rock on the left side under the upper overhang. After a bit the loose rock seemed to be getting worse so we went up with a crowbar to remove what we could. It didn't take much prying and the whole section of rock under the upper overhang came down, crushing trees, rocks and anything in it's path. We rebuilt the climb but this time we went left under the small overhang making that area more consistent with the lower section in our opinion. Later Mike bolted Solar Wind which originally was a TR that went from the right start, up the middle of the climb to the right side. Based on what John and I did the climbs go left to left and right to right with some shared bolts in the middle. It's important to note that the left start is directly up the bolt line. If you cheat it way out left the bottom will be much easier than the bottom of Solar Wind. If this doesn't clear it up I will delete all this crap and draw a better map :-). Brad

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