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Solstice 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 380', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Andy Ross Paul Ross (Var Leads) 21st June 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Jun 26, 2011

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Description 

Starts at the foot of the Massive Alcove on the left (south side)as one enters the canyon. See topo.
P1) Climb the slab that steepens to a bolt at 25' then a good ledge. Belay with 4" and 3.5" cams.60' 5.7.
P2).Climb up and left across the slab past 5 bolts and cam and nut placements. First into a groove then a chimney, up this for 30' to double anchors on the left.160' 5.8+
P3). Tricky move above belay then up to a bolt at 35' then move left into a groove. Carry on about 60'to cam belay below a small right facing corner with two bolts in it.100'5.7+ .
P4).Climb past the bolts to the top and double anchors on the left. 60'5.9+.
Rap to top of P2 then long rap back to the start.

Location 

Two Finger Canyon. Locate Road to canyon 2.4 miles from Hanksville Road, 1.5 Miles south of the Three Finger turn off.

Protection 

Cams 1/4" to 4".St of stoppers.Sings . Two 60m ropes


Photos of Solstice Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up P2
Starting up P2
Rock Climbing Photo: The Route
The Route
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy on the belay of P2
Andy on the belay of P2
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping off
Rapping off
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul following  P2
Paul following P2
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy just above the crux of P4.
Andy just above the crux of P4.
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul on P3
Paul on P3
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping off top of P2
Rapping off top of P2
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy following P3
Andy following P3
Rock Climbing Photo: The Solstice dawn on the Reef
The Solstice dawn on the Reef

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