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This is another stacked crag in the Central Gorge that is a good cold weather destination (obviously, it gets sun). It is home to the popular Sendero Luminoso, as well as an assortment of other high quality climbs.
Located just north of the Great Wall of China. Approach from the standard Central Gorge descent gully and cross the River.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Solarium:
Sendero Luminoso 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Static Cling 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Morning Wood 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 150'
Focus 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Supernova 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Venom 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Power 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Aberration 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Black Hole 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Russian Meteors 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Shocker 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Sendero Luminoso 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Solarium
This fun arete climb offers great position and a challenging surprise at the end. It takes the main arete of the Solarium buttress. Climb an easy and completely unprotected ramp up and left towards the arete, or head up the direct start (which has one bolt) at 5.10b. The direct start is nicer but it forces your belayer to stand in an annoyingly loose slope of scree. Exercise caution making the first clip if doing the direct start, and falling before clipping the next bolt, from either start,...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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