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SW Face Center (The Solarium)

California > Joshua Tree NP > Echo Rock Area > Little Hunk > Little Hunk - SW Face

Description

This area covers the portion of Little Hunk's southwest face from right of the Abstract Roller Disco Block to just past Feeling Groovy and hosts a number of fun bolted routes and cracks in the 5.6 to 5.11 range.

Getting There

Park in the large gravel lot near Echo Tee and head east following a a marked trail past the southern end of Echo Rock to the Mounds formation and then head left (around the northern side) to reach the base. Scramble up through large blocks to the base which is a long ledge system above a slabby area.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Uppercut
Trad
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
 2
Bushy Crack
Trad
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 2
Name Unknown
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 31
Broken Hearted
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 72
Remembering Marina
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Fresh Step
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 80
Tim's Valentine
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Witness Stand
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
Alibi
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Out of Order
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Uppercut
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bushy Crack
 2
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a Trad
Name Unknown
 2
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a TR
Broken Hearted
 31
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Remembering Marina
 72
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fresh Step
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Tim's Valentine
 80
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Witness Stand
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Alibi
 12
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Out of Order
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport

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The Solarium
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The Solarium (Right Side), Joshua Tree NP <br>
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A. Witness Stand (5.11a)<br>
B. Alibi (5.11a)<br>
C. Out of Order (5.10c)<br>
D. Exhibit A (5.10a R)
[Hide Photo] The Solarium (Right Side), Joshua Tree NP A. Witness Stand (5.11a) B. Alibi (5.11a) C. Out of Order (5.10c) D. Exhibit A (5.10a R)
The Solarium (Left Side), Joshua Tree NP<br>
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A. Broken Hearted (5.10c)<br>
B. Remembering Marina (5.9)<br>
C. Fresh Step (5.10a)<br>
D. Tim's Valentine (5.7)
[Hide Photo] The Solarium (Left Side), Joshua Tree NP A. Broken Hearted (5.10c) B. Remembering Marina (5.9) C. Fresh Step (5.10a) D. Tim's Valentine (5.7)
Dave Mayville leading Uppercut, 5.10d<br>
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photo by bob gaines
[Hide Photo] Dave Mayville leading Uppercut, 5.10d photo by bob gaines
California Tree Frog sending near the Solarium
[Hide Photo] California Tree Frog sending near the Solarium
The Solarium Area
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A busy day at The Solarium, Joshua Tree NP
[Hide Photo] A busy day at The Solarium, Joshua Tree NP
Nolina and shadow at Little Hunk, Joshua Tree NP
[Hide Photo] Nolina and shadow at Little Hunk, Joshua Tree NP

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[Hide Comment] Named this area The Solarium Jan 28, 2010
[Hide Comment] Bob, thanks for the info and good job on the routes here as they're a fun addition to the area. Jan 28, 2010