SW Face Center (The Solarium) Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Solarium (Right Side), Joshua Tree NP A. Wit...
This area covers the portion of Little Hunk's southwest face from right of the Abstract Roller Disco Block to just past Feeling Groovy
and hosts a number of fun bolted routes and cracks in the 5.6 to 5.11 range.
Park in the large gravel lot near Echo Tee and head east following a a marked trail past the southern end of Echo Rock to the Mounds
formation and then head left (around the northern side) to reach the base. Scramble up through large blocks to the base which is a long ledge system above a slabby area.
Weather station 9.2 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in SW Face Center (The Solarium)
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for SW Face Center (The Solarium):
Uppercut 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Alibi 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For SW Face Center (The Solarium)
Alibi 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : SW Face Center (The Solariu...
Interesting climbing on vertical patina plates gives way to a engaging sequence of thin crimps and sloping smears (crux) just past the 2nd bolt. Once the third bolt is reached a few more smears lead up and slightly left to a rounded mantle and anchors up and over the top. Although short this is a high quality route that deserves more attention....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: The Solarium (Left Side), Joshua Tree NP A. Broke...
Dave Mayville leading Uppercut, 5.10c photo by bo...
California Tree Frog sending near the Solarium
BETA PHOTO: The Solarium Area
A busy day at The Solarium, Joshua Tree NP
Nolina and shadow at Little Hunk, Joshua Tree NP
By Bob Gaines
Jan 28, 2010
Named this area The Solarium
By C Miller
Jan 28, 2010
Bob, thanks for the info and good job on the routes here as they're a fun addition to the area.