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Routes in The Solar Dome (aka Lighthouse)

Altoids On the Beach S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Baditude S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Burning Up The Hillside S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fire Starter S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Homesteader, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Howl Of A Hungry Cat S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ice Hose Chopper Lunch Mob S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Kelp Bed Freak Show S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lady Of The Light S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lipstick Sunset S,TR 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Montana Floodgates S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Morning Sunshine S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nimby S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Nuns on the Beach S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Sundance S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Tanning Block, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Walking On The Sun S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Walking with the Homesteader S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Waves of Rays S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Waves on the Beach S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Willie's Wake Up Call Girl S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
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Type: Sport
FA: Mark Rolofson, Rick Leitner, & Rho Green, 12/13/1997
Page Views: 883 total · 4/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 28, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

On the right side of the Solar Dome, as you face the climbing routes, is a ramp-slot-arete system that starts off a ledge, and just left of the arete is a clean, steep face that is called Lady Of The Light. The name has very personal meaning for Mark and many other Boulder climbers (just ask him the story). While a short route, Lady packs a lot of complex climbing in the distance it covers. Climbing starts rather blank for the feet and after a clip or so stabilizes with a good rest. From here to the anchors, the climbing just gets a bit harder with each move. This entails mostly edges and sidepulls with a long crux reach rightward for thin fingers. Another powerful move through a narrow slot gains the anchor.

I'll go with the three stars for the moves, continuity, and quality of the stone, but, to keep things in perspective, this not The Diamond here, just a brilliant, short problem with an important history. For my own preferences, I'd call Lady Of The Light the best route on the Solar Dome.

Per Mark Rolofson: the climb was named in memory of Elaine Chandler who died on December 5, 1997 from an illness. She was a climber, hang glider, and graphic artist. She started the Sport Climbing Connection, a climbing magazine published in the early 1990s.

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[7] or so draws and a rope.

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Mark Rolofson
  5.12a
Mark Rolofson  
  5.12a
First ascent: Mark Rolofson, Rick Leitner & Rho Green on December 13, 1997. This was the first route on the crag. The climb was named in memory of Elaine Chandler who died on December 5, 1997 from an illness. She was a climber, hang glider, graphic artist. She started the Sport Climbing Connection - a climbing magazine published in the early 1990s.

A short easy slab lead past 1st bolt to the overhanging face. The climbing is fun & gets progressively harder with a redpoint crux finish. There are 7 bolts / 2 rings. Mar 16, 2017