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Summer Solstice 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: KC Baum
Season: Morning Shade
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Submitted By: Skyeler Congdon on Aug 21, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Summer Solstice climbs the left facing corner left...

Description 

In a canyon with few moderates, this route is definitely worth checking out. It's got a really crappy first pitch, so it's best to rap in after climbing Obe Won Canobe and just do the second pitch.

P1: Start in back of a gully and climb bushy cracks of various sizes (basically whatever looks good) to reach a ledgy alcove below a large roof shaped like an elephant's foot.

P2: Climb up beneath the large roof on the left side (better rock is further left), pull past the roof into a corner with a good crack that goes from fingers to big hands. Follow the left-facing corner to the top.

Location 

The left side of the Hidden Valley Wall. The route is obvious due to the big roof on the second pitch. See the photo.

Protection 

A standard rack up to 4".


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