Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: Matt Kerns, Bill Crawford, Matt Christensen 1986
Page Views: 1,762 total · 12/month
Shared By: andyf on Jun 4, 2007 with updates from Matt Means
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Access Issue: Temporary Closure (From April 28, 2017) Details
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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 #2 Camalot for the rest.

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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
andyf
Tacoma, WA
  5.11a
andyf   Tacoma, WA
  5.11a
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
Alex Pollock
Seattle, WA
Alex Pollock   Seattle, WA
As of April 1st 2018 there are anchors on top. Not visible from ground. Apr 2, 2018