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Nature Boy Rick Flare

5.11a, Trad, Sport, 60 ft,  Avg: 2.8 from 12 votes
FA: Ren Terkuile
Arizona > Northern Arizona > Flagstaff Crags > Mt Elden Crags > Solitude Canyon > Solitude Wall
Access Issue: Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project- Closures in effect as of 1/25/19 Details


Rick Flare is the flaring dihedral to crack that starts 25 feet off the deck. Originally a pure trad climb, but was later bolted due to the need for another good warm-up. As a trad climb, one had to solo to the start of the dihedral(9+), and then place gear in the flaring crack - fairly bold. For this reason it was rarely, if ever, climbed. Now it is well bolted, and will be one of the best and most popular routes at the crag. Excellent varied climbing, and the best warm-up in this area of the cliff.


Same start as Egypt Air arete, angle right to the dihedral.


Bolts to anchor. For a trad lead bring medium to small cams.

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John Crawley climbing Nature Boy, Rick Flare.
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