Elevation: 5,906 ft
GPS: 35.806, -106.141 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 40,786 total · 218/month
Shared By: Anthony Stout on Mar 6, 2006
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Access Issue: Access Issue for Areas in BLM Taos Field Office Lands Details

Description

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

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.

26 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Solar Cave Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Solar Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 22
Hominid
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 44
Lucy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 26
Cro-Magnon
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 49
Clovis Hunter
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 27
Solo Man (or Homo Erectus Soloen…
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Evolution
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 21
The ILL (Ian and Lance Line) Route
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 14
Hunter Gatherer
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 30
Sapien
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 26
Native Rituals
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 15
Tribal Moves (aka Sacred Stone)
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 11
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
 17
Mastodont
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 5
Ötzi Dude
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hominid
 22
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Lucy
 44
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Cro-Magnon
 26
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Clovis Hunter
 49
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Solo Man (or Homo Erectus S…
 27
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Evolution
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The ILL (Ian and Lance Line…
 21
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hunter Gatherer
 14
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Sapien
 30
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Native Rituals
 26
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Tribal Moves (aka Sacred St…
 15
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Survival of the Fittest
 11
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Quest for Fire
 13
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Mastodont
 17
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Ötzi Dude
 5
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
More Classic Climbs in Solar Cave »

Sun & Shade

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos