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Elevation: 5,906 ft 1,800 m
GPS: 35.8057, -106.14076
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Quote from random climber while working one of the routes in this area: "this is good choss!"

The routes here may look a little crumbly, but the rock is quite solid! Home of the most difficult climbs in Diablo, exciting and overhung routes will push you to the limit!

Getting There Suggest change

Walk down to the arroyo and head straight as if going through the canyon between the cliffs. Before you enter between the cliff walls you will see a trail off to the right, heading up toward an obvious south facing area with overhanging rock on the north side of the canyon. The area is adjacent to Sun Devil on the same cliff band.

27 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Solar Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 51
Lucy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Cro-Magnon
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 56
Clovis Hunter
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 43
Solo Man (aka Homo Erectus Soloe…
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Evolution
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 32
Sapien
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 27
Native Rituals
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 15
Tribal Moves (aka Sacred Stone)
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 14
Hunter Gatherer
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
Spearhead
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 18
Survival of the Fittest
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 13
Quest for Fire
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 21
Mastodont
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 8
Devilution
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 8
Ötzi Dude
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lucy
 51
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Cro-Magnon
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Clovis Hunter
 56
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Solo Man (aka Homo Erectus…
 43
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Evolution
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Sapien
 32
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Native Rituals
 27
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Tribal Moves (aka Sacred St…
 15
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Hunter Gatherer
 14
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Spearhead
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Survival of the Fittest
 18
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Quest for Fire
 13
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Mastodont
 21
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Devilution
 8
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Ötzi Dude
 8
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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