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Routes in Solar Slab - Upper Tier

Arch Enemy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Change Up T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Going Nuts T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Heliotrope T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Solar Slab T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Sunburn T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sundog T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sunflower T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Sunspot Ridge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Apr 6, 2006
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details


Start just to the left of the curving arch of Arch Enemy and climb the slab to a right-facing corner. Excellent climbing on good rock leads to a belay ledge about 160 feet up. Pitch 2 continues up the corner to a roof, where the rock quality declines abruptly. Traverse right under the roof on loose rock with shaky pro. Finish via the tunnel at the top of the arch. A more civilized option for the second pitch would be to traverse right on varnished ledges to the belay/rap station on Arch Enemy.


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P-1 is a blast!
I would have given this climb 3 stars if it weren't for the loose rock on the traverse under the roof of P-2.
I pulled off a frisbee sized chunk of crumbly rock when following Larry on this pitch. Nice lead Scary Larry! I would have peed my pants, if I was leading it.
Climbing/finishing up through the tunnel of P-2 was awesome! Apr 6, 2006
John Hegyes
Las Vegas, NV
John Hegyes   Las Vegas, NV
This route had so much promise; pitch one was great but I backed off of this route at the crux. Bad pro and chossy rock here, unfortunately. John Apr 7, 2006

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