Located at the far right end of East Animas, this has some shorter bolted slab routes. The routes range from 5.7 to 5.11.
From the approach trail, hike right from the Watch Crystal. Go past Jabba Buttress (maybe 100 yards or so) and look for some bolted lines.
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Start on Sunshine Daydream and move immediately left above the bolt onto clean rock of the orange face with positive tips pockets, nice rails, and little edge cruxes to the anchor of aforementioned route. There is a possible direct hard start on the left, up a thin, but widening seam, to a clean, orange face of wild underclings gaining relatively easier ground of the orange face. Further left, a TR off a perch, left to good holds and then ..., is blank with good holds only feet away...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
Corner, bolts on right.
From: CO / NM
Aug 21, 2011
These routes are sandbagged big time. All the climbs on this wall are super cruiser for 3/4 of the route through the hueco sections but then have acute cruxes one bolt below the chains. I think there are way more bolts to clip than the route descriptions state, probably added later. I think there are four routes on the wall, unless I have the wrong area. The second route from the right is great with huecos down low, a mantle move to get under a slight roof then out right to the arete to finally get to the anchor. Great route; it probably goes 10a.
From: San Juans, CO
Apr 6, 2012
Ozman, you're thinking of the Sandman Wall on Jabba Buttress. The Solarium is a few hundred feet to the right, all slab climbs.
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From: Durango, Colorado
Mar 29, 2013
A few hundred feet is right: if anyone happens to venture this far south along the base, please leave my tatty fixed line in place as I'm working on some routes here. Thanks.