All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Flagstaff Crags > Mt Elden Crags > Solitude Canyon > Solitude Wall
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 60 ft|
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|Shared By:||Colin Cox on Jun 2, 2008|
|Admins:||Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland|
Access Issue: Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project- Closures in effect as of 1/25/19 Details
Large portions of Mt Elden are closed to entry due to forest thinning as a part of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project. The closures are temporary but have an undetermined expiration date.
The S shaped crack, and trad test piece of the area. 5.10 to the ledge, then the crux past the flaring slot. Climb up into the slot until it feels impossible to continue, place two bomber blue TCUs in the crack, then surf out left of the slot to a crimp. Slap and sidepull the left side of the slot feature until you find some finishing holds. No second. This route was established before I learned to remove all choss, so beware if you dare.
Mostly small to extra small cams. The initial 5.10 crack section has marginal gear(#2 or #3) for the last moves to the ledge. If you lay it back it feels blind and insecure to place. Climbing straight in allows you to see the placement for what it is....flared. The upper crux section offers plenty of shallow gear. I recommend placing two pieces in the thin opening before going for the somewhat runout crux section to the chain anchor.