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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 Bonnie Von Grebe, 2002
Page Views: 2,110 total · 12/month
Shared By: Ron Olsen on Jul 1, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details


A short but sustained and fun route.

Approach: Hike up the talus to the main wall of Solaris. Cut left and go past the route Contact. Bear right up the first gully. At the top of the gully you'll reach a ledge on the right below a steep wall. On the left side of the ledge, spot a line of bolts heading up. This is the route.

Climb up steep rock past 6 bolts to the anchor. Lower off.

Two stars for continuity and interesting moves.


Six bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


Good route, steep with the bolts in just the right places. Aug 27, 2005
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Despite initial appearances, this is one of the better routes at Solaris. Jun 5, 2006
Matt Gates
Boulder, CO
Matt Gates   Boulder, CO
Another "must do" at Solaris! Don't celebrate too early as it is slightly run out (but easy climbing) from the last bolt to the anchors. Oct 16, 2006
Josh M.
Golden, CO
Josh M.   Golden, CO
Excellent, well protected route (bolts just where you want them). It's still getting "cleaned up," as there's still a fair bit of lichen/dirt/loose chips. Jul 20, 2009
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
This is a fun climb that maintains its difficulty throughout. Aug 9, 2013
Keith W
Keith W  
I agree with everyone below that this climb is steep, sustained, and excellent. Best route we did that day. Jun 17, 2018

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