Climbing in Solstice Cave is no longer off limits. Permission from the Lincoln National Forest (Carlsbad, NM) must be obtained before any new routes can be bolted.
Solstice is located directly accross the canyon from the terminus of the approach trail. This is also one of the few crags visible from the parking area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Solstice Cave:
Hot Tamale 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Eternal Sunshine 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 50'
Total Eclipse 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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It Put's the Buff On 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Solstice Cave
This endurance test begins in the very back of the cave. Work through on good holds, look for the sweet knee bar rest before working up into the split roof section. Follow the roof break to it's point and then look left for the giant hueco for another knee bar-esqe rest, can be no hands if you don't mind the inversion. Fight the pump to the finish on long rails with positive holds. Kevin added a 2nd anchor above the original to ensure you get your arm pump in....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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