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Routes in Solar Slab - Lower Tier
|Arete left of Beulah's Book T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Beulah's Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Certain Air T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Corona T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Dubious Flirtations T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Frieda's Flake T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Horndog T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Johnny Vegas T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Sandstone Overcast T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1|
|Solar Flare T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Solar Slab Gully T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft|
|FA:||Larry DeAngelo, Anthony Anagnostou & Karsten Duncan -April 2006|
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|Shared By:||Karsten Duncan on Apr 21, 2006|
|Admins:||Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen|
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionDubious Flirtations has a nice variation of climbing, some spice, and a touch of adventure. It is located the left side of the Solar Wall, in a small alcove just to the left of the Sunburn Buttress. In the alcove, there is a small varnished face split by a razor thin crack rising from the right side of a very clean, rectangular ceiling. The route starts in the corner leading up to this crack.
Move up to a short but wide left-facing corner on face holds and blocks. Continue up the wide corner (number 4 camalot) through the small roof and onto the fingercrack spitting the face. Climb the fingercrack until it seals up. Move out right on face holds to a chimney system and stance. 5.10b/c Belay takes 1"-3"
At this point, you can move right and up (careful for loose rock!) to a rappel from a pine tree next to the second belay on Sunburn Buttress, or continue upward on that route.