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Elevation: 1,139 ft 347 m
GPS: 37.6775, -83.73409
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Shared By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Oct 16, 2006 · Updates
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As you approach the cliff you come to the Solar Collector first. An east-facing wall that gets taller as you move to the right. The routes start at 5.10+ and progress to 5.12 as the wall grows and the lines get longer. The tops of these route will get wet in the rain as the routes go right to the top of the wall.

The next main section of cliff after you pass through a cave and a few slabby routes in black rock that look nice, is the Gold Coast which faces south. This wall is pretty amazing to behold. Route on the main section of wall range from 5.13 to project. The climbing is on holds that are smaller than your typical Red River Gorge fair. Many of the routes follow streaks and will likely be wet if it has been raining a bunch, but they do not go to the top of the wall so should stay dry for the most part except for Black Gold which is in a drainage.

Further right most of the routes are traditional lines of more moderate grades.

Getting There Suggest change

Take the Fixer Rd turn off to the right near a sign for Lee County. Make your first left and follow the paved road which eventually turns to dirt/gravel. About a mile after the road turns to dirt look for a big gas tank on the left with faded white stripes painted on it, turn right here and follow the road to the end at a RRGCC kiosk.

From the parking lot take the trail between the kiosks and follow it through a ravine and across some logs through a marshy area. You'll see a trail signed "Gold Coast" on the right, this trail will take you to the far right side of the cliff which is mostly traditional climbing. The next signed trail you see to the right will be for the "Solar Collector" This trail accesses the two main sections of the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Solar Collector/Gold Coast

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Yakuza
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Riptide Ride
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 184
Super Pinch
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 237
Green Horn
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 71
Rebar
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 191
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 44
Pyrite
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 172
Buddha Hole
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 160
Supafly
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 64
Golden Shower
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 93
Blue Eyed Honkey Jesus
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Brilliant Orange
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 28
Golden Boy
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 6
Black Gold
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 5
God's Own Stone
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yakuza
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Riptide Ride
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Super Pinch
 184
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Green Horn
 237
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Rebar
 71
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Mona Lisa Overdrive
 191
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pyrite
 44
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Buddha Hole
 172
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Supafly
 160
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Golden Shower
 64
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Blue Eyed Honkey Jesus
 93
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Brilliant Orange
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Golden Boy
 28
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Black Gold
 6
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
God's Own Stone
 5
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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