SW Face Center (The Solarium)
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 Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'
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Broken Hearted 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
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A scrappy high step starts this route which is steeper and sharper than its immediate neighbors to the right. Fairly continuous climbing leads to the crux at the third bolt. After surmounting the headwall, the climbing becomes easier climbing a scoop up to the ledge. You can either cross to the anchors for Tim's Valentine , or climb through the next face (gear) to another anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: The Solarium Area
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.
By john durr
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Apr 13, 2011
Any one got the story on "Exhibit A"? I got on that short thing and regretted it. The jug at the top of the corner is on a very loose block. One bolt and nothing else for pro?