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Routes in The Solarium

Everything Under The Sun T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mere Mortals T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Message from the Stars T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Paris Hilton T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sunblessed T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Sunshine Breakfast T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description [Suggest Change]

A great south-facing wall that hosts a few 1-3 pitch climbs including the classic Sunblessed (5.10b). The approach is fairly long and strenuous and this keeps traffic down a bit.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Follow the Backside Trail from the Chief campground until a sign directs you right for the Sqaw trail. Follow the Squaw trail until you reach the White Cliff. At this point you must head up the gully.

Five minutes up the gully you should see a break in the right wall with a number of big downed trees. Pass this break and after another two minutes you'll see a smaller break in the right wall with a smooth log. Follow the faint trail up this break.

Once through the break head up a faint trail that goes uphill until you emerge into a pleasant forest with a short wall on your right. A a little further and you'll emerge onto slabs marked with a few cairns. Follow the cairns until the trail (visible as a de-mossed line on the slab) re-enters the forest. At this point you are at the Solarium. A trail runs along the base of the cliff. Sunblessed in particular is at the far end of the trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Solarium

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Sunshine Breakfast
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 38
Sunblessed
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Everything Under The Sun
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunshine Breakfast
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Sunblessed
 38
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Everything Under The Sun
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
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Mark Roberts
Vancouver, BC
Mark Roberts   Vancouver, BC


Finding your way to the Solarium can be a challenge, so I've included here a picture of the exit from the 3rd Peak gully to the Solarium.

After you scramble up, you'll need to hike another ten minutes up or so to actually get to any of the routes, but once you've made it out of the 3rd gully successfully you should be able to figure the rest out. Jul 19, 2016

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