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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'
Black Hole 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
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Venom 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Solarium
Venom is one of my personal favorites at Owens. It is a short little pitch but it packs a punch. The climbing is very interesting (and at times awkward) and a fun departure from the more common enduro-pumpfest.Begin on the south-facing wall just around the corner from the Sendero Luminoso arete. This is the righthand of two lines that I believe share the same anchor. Climb up the somewhat insecure, right-leaning wide crack to the first clip (a bit spicy) and then begin working up a series of...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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