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Solarium Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: eDixon on Jun 2, 2006
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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.

Eds. Per KJS: this is on private land. All land to the right of the East Animas designated climbing trail is on private land. Please respect their request to not climb here. Thanks.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

For the East Animas area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Solar Wind 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  CO : Durango : ... : Solarium
Start on Sunshine 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. Lower down off the slab, there is a difficult direct hard start of Solar Wind 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 goes left to good holds in shallow dihedra...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dihedral.
Rock Climbing Photo: Corner, bolts on right.
Corner, bolts on right.

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By ozman
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.
By chosspector
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.
Jan 7, 2015
This area is private property. It is owned by my family. Please be respectful and stop climbing on it and publishing photos and routes saying it's public land. Everything to the right of the East Animas designated climbing trail is private property. You can see the boundaries on the La Plata County GIS site.
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
Jan 17, 2015
With the Sun Burn, Tan, Flare routes already there, I assumed.... Ah well, c'est la vie; luckily, I was privileged to have traveled these enjoyable lines and will be removing them soon.

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