Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter and Bonnie Von Grebe, 2001
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Jul 16, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details


Follow the approach to the Main Wall of Solaris. Start Me Up starts 50 feet left of the big triangular roof of The Luminosity, at a face just right of a blunt arete.

Climb a steep face past three bolts, then ramble up an easy slab to the anchors. Lower 65' to the start.


5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


Jake Wyatt
Longmont, CO
Jake Wyatt   Longmont, CO
Unlike some of the other routes at Solaris, this one is already quite clean. Oct 11, 2003
Charles Danforth
L'ville, CO
Charles Danforth   L'ville, CO
Nice route, but it ended just as I was getting into it. Jun 28, 2009
Jim Gloeckler
Denver, Colo.
Jim Gloeckler   Denver, Colo.
Excellent clean face! Thanks to the F.A. folks who bolted it! Pure 5.7 and 2 Stars!! Nov 7, 2009
Jack Br
Jack Br  
Good climb. It dies out just as the fun really sinks in. The first half has some good moves. Easy end.

Heads up: Flake was broken today. The route is clean, but all it took was a lieback for someone to pop of the flake.
(Wear a helmet!) Jun 18, 2011
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
This route has no difficult moves but is true to its rating and is fun. Where you think there might be a hard move hidden holds appear. Jul 29, 2013
Mike D
Boulder, CO
Mike D   Boulder, CO
There is definitely still some loose rock on this route. My friend knocked a chunk off (approximately palm size) near the fourth bolt. It bounced off the tree right of the base and then off of me. No injuries, but yeah, there is loose rock up there.

The route is great fun though. The line isn't super-obvious from the ground, but I thoroughly enjoyed the lead. Apr 18, 2017