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Solosby

5.10b R, Trad,  Avg: 1.4 from 8 votes
FA: Rick Cashner, 79.
California > Joshua Tree NP > Hidden Valley Area > Real Hidden Valley > Solosby Wall
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Description

Near the center of the face, up unprotected face (crux) to a crack that leads to the top. This is right of an obvious wide crack/break in the wall.

Protection

To 3 inches.

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Cedar onsighting Solosby.
[Hide Photo] Cedar onsighting Solosby.
The huecoed Solosby Face
[Hide Photo] The huecoed Solosby Face
from the ground I thought I could protect this pitch, but alas, I downclimbed after some serious gear fiddling.  Photo by Chris
[Hide Photo] from the ground I thought I could protect this pitch, but alas, I downclimbed after some serious gear fiddling. Photo by Chris

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Will S
Joshua Tree
  5.10b R
[Hide Comment] Not a standout route, and probably not as good as it appears from the ground, but worth doing if you're already there. Coming in to the base of the crack from the right would certainly be easier, and arguably would be bypassing the crux. Basically go straight up to the crack on huecos, edges, and a key fin on the right. The crack is a little weird for pro right where it starts but it will take ok gear there and good gear a couple of feet above. Most of the crack is fat cups to fists, not perfect hands as it appears from below. Emphasize #3 camalots for your rack, with a #3.5 camalot for the top.

An anchor in the main crack where it ledges out and pinches down/ends will take cams from 1" to 4". Rap off Bebop Tango, or walk off climbers' right down the blocks at the right end of the corridor just right of Bebop. Apr 9, 2007