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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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Elevation: 2,030 ft
GPS: 49.684, -123.137 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Feb 11, 2007
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn
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Description

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

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

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Sunshine Breakfast
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 40
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
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Sunblessed
 40
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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