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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...


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.


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


A standard rack up to 4".

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