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The Solarium

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The Solarium  


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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 18, 2007
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A climber working up Banshee. May 2013.

Description 

Visible across the valley from the Great Wall, the Solarium offers a a number of difficult sport lines, with more in development.

Getting There 

Approach as for the Great Wall and Hideout, but continue past the creek crossing and follow a logging road left and uphill. At a flat area, go right on another logging road and watch for a trail marking on the left about 30-40' up the road. Follow this trail to the Solarium.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.6 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',10],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Solarium:
Air Ride Equipped   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Banshee   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Magnum Opus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Manifest Destiny   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Delicatessen   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 85'   
Summer Sunshine   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 95'   
Super Best Friends   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 95'   
Abiyoyo   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Galunlati   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Mirage   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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The Solarium: Super Best Friends

Super Best Friends 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Solarium
Start on good holds then balance your way through a short bouldery section. Mantle onto a ledge for a sit-down rest. Stand-up and make large moves off of good holds on the increasing steep wall. Take advantage of heel hooks along the way. Finally, make near horizontal moves, pull the roof, and climb out onto the headwall for the easy last 20ft of climbing to the chains. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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By tscupp
From: Cincinnati, OH
Jun 30, 2013
Be wary of wasps on the upper half of many of these routes during the summer.