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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 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Burning Up The Hillside S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fire Starter S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 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: J. Lovdokken, D. Barrow, M. Mestdagh, M. Rolofson
Page Views: 969 total · 5/month
Shared By: Michael Walker on Oct 27, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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As you approach the Solar Dome from the Boulder Canyon trailhead, Morning Sunshine is the first bolt route encountered, just left of the jumbled east face. The start lies up and to the right of a large, detached boulder (which also has a short sport route) at the base of the Solar Dome. You're probably looking at the guidebook standing under this route when you arrive at the Solar Dome, so you might as well climb it. Better yet, send your aspiring leader up it to provide him or her an ego boost; this climb rings in at 5.2 until the one-move-wonder that brings the coveted 5.7 rating. Comfort bolted for the squeamish.

You're also probably assessing your opponents in the high stakes "climber's chess" game at the base on the Solar Dome, and this route is a good first move as Altoids on the Beach is probably being climbed [and queued], and you will be right in the batter's box for the much better climbs just to the left.

A half star route; your hands now have chalk on them, now time to climb....


6 QDs and something for the 2 bolt anchor.


Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
This route really is a one move wonder, but it is a good warm up climb and is good for new leaders. The bolts are very closely spaced at the most difficult parts. Apr 18, 2014
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
One move wonder yes... but still only 5.4. Jun 5, 2016

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