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Routes in Solaris

Contact S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cosmic Explorer S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Crumbs T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Don't Get Me Started S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Harvest Moon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Kundalini Express T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Line S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Leftovers T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Luminosity, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mephistophiles T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mission To Mars T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
My Place In the Universe T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Party On T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Right Line S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Right Way, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Start Me Up S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stellar Drifter T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tower of Power S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Twilight Zone S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter and Lauri Werling, 2002
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Follow the approach to the Lower Tier of Solaris. Right Line starts by a double-trunk pine tree. There is another pine tree on a ledge 20' up the route.

Climb a face past two bolts to a ledge with a tree. Step left and climb a short pillar to the anchor. Lower 50' to the start.

Nothing special, but a decent warm-up for the climbs on the Main Wall.


5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


Not a bad climb, but rather easy for a 5.9 rating. I felt that Left Line was a little more difficult personally. The crux seems to be right at the beginning and farther up was not that challenging. Still a fun easy climb and lots of other routes in the vicinity for the novice leader to enjoy. And the tree in the middle makes a nice obstacle to get around. Mar 28, 2005
Matt Gates
Boulder, CO
Matt Gates   Boulder, CO
Ok climb. I would concur that Left Line is the more difficult of the two. Keep an eye on the large detached block above the tree. Aug 13, 2006
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Height-dependent - at the 3rd bolt if you can not reach the good edge you'd have to make a funky lay-back. If you can reach, it's quite easy. (6'0" would be easy, or shorter with long arms).
The real question here is about the bolts. WTF? Let's see, perfect green Camalot, stopper, stopper, .75" cam, stopper, ledge with whatever, tree. That got me 20 feet up past the first 3 bolts. All placements were bomber and I put them 4' apart for effect. Aug 30, 2006
Boulder, CO
Tradsplatter   Boulder, CO
Decent route for a warm up. If there is a 5.9 move on this route, I sure could not find one. Oct 3, 2007
Jim Gloeckler
Denver, Colo.
Jim Gloeckler   Denver, Colo.
Another good climb! Yes a bit easier than Left Line IMO, but still a 5.8 and worth doing. Again 2 stars. Nov 7, 2009
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
This is a fun climb, but I have to agree that I could not find a 5.9 move. I think it is a 5.8. Aug 1, 2013

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