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Routes in Solar Slab - Upper Tier
|Arch Enemy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Change Up T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Going Nuts T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Heliotrope T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Solar Slab T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Sunburn T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Sundog T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sunflower T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Sunspot Ridge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Jason D. Martin on Dec 31, 2005|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionGoing Nuts is a spectacular little route on the upper tier of the Solar Slab Wall. It is also an excellent way to pass slow parties on Solar Slab proper.
The route can be found in a dark corner on the far left hand side of the Solar Slab Wall.
Climb the obvious crack up into a band of broken black rock. Build a belay shortly after the crack runs out on at a small stance. The name of the route is probably derived from the fact that most of the potential belay stances require one to use nuts for an anchor.
Continue up and left. Be aware that some of the black rock is loose. Climb up to the large ledge that makes up the top of the arch on Solar Slab Wall. Belay from here.
Walk across the large ledge to the right. One must either bushwack a bit to keep away from the exposure, or step out on the ledge above the arch to attain the descent. After crossing the ledge you will find a set of bolts at the top of the second pitch of Solar Slab. You may descend from here or continue up Solar Slab.