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- Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Eternal Sunshine 5.12a Sport, 50 feet
Total Eclipse 5.12d PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Solstice 5.12d Sport, 55 feet
Essence of Darkness 5.13a Sport, 1 pitch, 55 feet
It Put's the Buff On 5.13a Sport, 70 feet
Infernal Justice 5.13b Sport, 70 feet
Featured Route For Solstice Cave
Total Eclipse 5.12d PG13 NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Solstice Cave
Good moves on this fantastic roof route. The pump factor will have you sweating if your lucky enough to get to the chains. Watch the 2nd bolt has difficult clip. Stick clip helps here, but watch out for the big swing if you blow the opening moves. 4 or 5th bolt, this route joins the Solstice line and finishes at the lower 'Buff' anchor. Another fantastic route put up by that Canadian....[more] Browse More Classics in NM