Adventure Projects is hiring an Android engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Mountain Project Logo

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 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b 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
Order Wrong? Sort Routes
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter and Jessica True, 2001.
Page Views: 2,847 total · 15/month
Shared By: Ron Olsen on Jul 16, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

You & This Route

88 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details


Follow the approach to the Main Wall of Solaris. Tower of Power starts by a big triangular roof, 75 feet left of Mission to Mars.

Follow a line of bolts up a steep face on the right side of the big triangular roof. Turn a small roof, step left, and climb a steep headwall (crux) to a ledge. The crux section can be climbed following the bolt line or using a crack to the right. Another short wall leads to the anchors. Lower 80' to the start.

The climb has some reachy moves, and may be easier for taller people.

Watch out for some loose rock by the small roof.

This is one of the best routes on Solaris.


8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
I wondered why Rossiter said, "Hint: stay in line with the bolts above the roof." There are some bigger holds out left, but they don't work so well, If you're right at the bolts at the crux move, there's a ladder of small but positive foot holds, that makes it quite easy. Oct 29, 2003
Matt Gates
Boulder, CO
Matt Gates   Boulder, CO
Fun route. Use longer slings on the first three bolts as the route trends left after the roof. Large positive holds get you over the roof to some fun face climbing. Be aware, it's a little ways up to the first bolt. Sep 30, 2006
Not sure about the rock with the "x" on it. I pulled on it from below, pushed on it when going by, and stood on it when above it. Sure, it's a tad bit hollow, but it's fine as long as you aren't putting gear around it (and since there's a bolt 2' above and 2' below, I hope you aren't). Apr 22, 2012
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
Agree with the previous comment about the 'x'. I wouldn't jump up and down on it, but it didn't seem all that bad. May 6, 2012
Sean Brady
Boulder, Colorado
Sean Brady   Boulder, Colorado
I did not see the rock with the X on it today, so I think it's been trundled. Nov 8, 2012
L Kap
Boulder, CO
L Kap   Boulder, CO
Fun route! Can be toproped by moving the anchor over from Luminosity, but it seems like there would be a big swing with the rope dragging across the edge of the roof if you fall below it. Maybe not the safest toprope unless you're able to send up a confident .10b climber to clip in some directionals on the bolts below/to the right of the roof. Oct 5, 2015
Keith W
Keith W  
This route is very fun. Good, easy climbing up to the crux which has great movement. There are always big holds, but there are some big moves in between. I liked this more than Luminosity. Jun 17, 2018

More About Tower of Power