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Routes in Orange Sunshine area

Cactus Love T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Columns Holiday T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cross-eyed and Painless T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cutting Edge, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dancing Madly Backwards S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Developing Arms T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Entrance Exam T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jam Exam T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Morning After S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Orange Sunshine T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Overlord, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Paul Maul T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Price of Complacency, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rap Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Rough Boys T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Serpent T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Solar King T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stress Management S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Thriller Pillar S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thriller Pillar, Left Side T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Western Front T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
X-Factor T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: Matt Kerns, Bill Crawford, Matt Christensen 1986
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Shared By: andyf on Jun 4, 2007
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

With a one-move crux close to the ground, Solar King is an easy .11a tick, especially if you nail the right sequence of tips jams and stems. The climbing eases to 5.9 after the start, but remains fun throughout, capped by a small overhang.

Location

To the right of Orange Sunshine and a big leaning pillar.

Protection

Good RPs and/or tiny wireds protect the start. Cams up to a #1 Camalot for the rest.

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andyf
Tacoma, WA
 
andyf   Tacoma, WA
 
There is an anchor, although chains seem to come and go on it. The roof is my favorite part of this route! Apr 29, 2017
JCM
Seattle, WA
JCM   Seattle, WA
Despite the very thin appearance, it reasonably well with a couple of small stoppers. You have a comfortable stance to place them from before the crux. Crux is a couple of moves of thin stemming.

I exited right before the roof and went to the Jam Exam anchors. Anyone know if there are anchors at the true top of this route- above the roof? Apr 28, 2017