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Routes in Solar Slab

Eclipse This S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
El Sol S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Frigga S,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Helios S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Icarus S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Isis S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Solar Flare T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tava S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Up Until Sunrise S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Elevation: 6,600 ft
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Shared By: Livia on Jul 17, 2006
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Description

From the guidebook: Solar Slab is a long slab up to 80 feet high that is directly below the Whale and alongside the trail on the west edge of the canyon. The cliff is directly opposite from the Ripple Wall. The routes are generally thin affairs with lots of smearing and small holds. The rock quality is very good. The routes are described from right to left.

Other notes: the routes are described right to left which is North to South - the main approach trail will thus take you by the #1 route first. I've added a few climbs and used the numbering system from that guidebook. At the time of the edition of the guidebook that I purchased, there were 9 routes on the wall. As you would expect, this wall gets morning and afternoon sun and evening shade.

This crag faces East, so it drops into the shade by 3pm or so.

Getting There

From new parking lot, the approach takes 10-15 minutes on an easy, well maintained trail which at the start is the width of a dirt road. Follow the direction on the general RRC canyon description and then the directions in the blurb from the guidebook above.

L->R:

A. Solar Flare, 10-, 1p, gear.
B? Up Until Sunrise, 11+, 1p, bolts.
C. Tava, 10, 1p, bolts.
D. Icarus, 9+, 1p, 60', bolts.
E. Eclipse This, 10-, 1p, 50', bolts.
F. Isis, 10-, 1p, bolts.
G. Helios, 7+, 1p, 45', bolts.
H. El Sol, 6, 1p, 45', bolts.
I. Frigga, 7 or 9, 1p, 45', TR.

9 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Solar Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 85
Helios
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 47
Frigga
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 67
Icarus
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 60
Solar Flare
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 55
Eclipse This
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 76
Tava
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 19
Up Until Sunrise
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Helios
 85
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Frigga
 47
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Icarus
 67
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Solar Flare
 60
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Eclipse This
 55
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Tava
 76
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Up Until Sunrise
 19
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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Dan Petty
Wheat Ridge, CO
Dan Petty   Wheat Ridge, CO
Lat/long: 38.845006, -104.88233. Nov 11, 2010

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