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Routes in Rawlins Uplift: Solar Sanctuary

Convection S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Psychedelic Roughneck S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Seismic Smile S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tectonic Levitation S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Umbilical Odyssey T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
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Elevation: 6,900 ft
GPS: 41.815, -107.266 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Chris Jones on Jun 2, 2014
Admins: Mike Snyder
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Description

A surprisingly fun and steep quartzite crag. Lots of big holds and roofs make for a sunny sport climbing pump fest. All day sun at this crag and it is somewhat ducked down out of the wind which is blocked by ridges to the south and west. Can climb here in January in a t-shirt in low wind conditions. While the belays are out of the wind, be sure you are anchored when setting TRs. The top-out has hurricane force winds while surprisingly the belays and climbs themselves are mostly out of the high winds. There is the potential to add a couple of more routes at this crag but please do not grid bolt. The north side of the ridge has an abundance of bouldering testpieces awaiting. One 20 ft splitter roof fingercrack in particular will await the bouldering highball enthusiast. But take caution as this quartzite can have small holds break unexpectedly. Lots of precleaning to establish boulder problems or routes.

Getting There

Drive 1 mile North of Rawlins on State Highway 287 until you see the Continental Divide Trail sign and a cattle gate where the CDNST enters the gate. Drive through the gate and take the farthest left two track that skirts the north facing side of the uplift. Be respectful and friendly to local ranchers that lease the surrounding land. Drive slow and wave and stay on existing two-tracks.

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