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Routes in Solar Slab

Eclipse This S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
El Sol S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Frigga S,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Helios S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Icarus S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Isis S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Solar Flare T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tava S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Up Until Sunrise S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown -- probably Stewart Green and/or Brian Shelton
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Shared By: Rich F. on Jan 1, 2009 with updates
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Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

This is the top-rope route immediately right of El Sol.

The bottom one-third is almost pure friction climbing on some pretty slick sandstone. It is listed in Stewart Green's Red Rock guidebook as 5.7, but I thought the bottom third of Frigga was definitely tougher than anything on Helios (5.7+) which is two routes left. It is worth a climb after doing El Sol.

Location

This line goes to the farthest right anchors on Solar Slab.

Climb El Sol, then once on top traverse right 15 feet from El Sol anchors to set the top-rope on the two Frigga anchors.

I recommend buying Stewart Green's Red Rocks Guidebook at Garden of the God's visitor's center for complete Red Rocks route descriptions/locations.

Protection

There is a 2-bolt anchor at top but no protection beneath.

Per Stewart M. Green: there no bolts on this route. There never has been any lead bolts on it.
There are no bolts on this route. It was never bolted nor were bolts added. Tim might need new glasses!

It's important to remember that bolts cannot be added to existing routes or new routes established without the permission of the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. Climbing at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Garden of the Gods is a managed process.

If you wish to modify a route, contact the Pikes Peak Climber's Alliance through its website pikespeakclimbersalliance.org/ to fill out the paperwork required by both the PPCA and the City of Colorado Springs, which can then be submitted to the Parks Department. Jul 11, 2016
This is bolted now. 4 to be exact. Jun 25, 2016
Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
  5.8+
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
  5.8+
If climbed straight up, crux move near bottom probably goes at least 5.8. Green's guidebook shows this route in the sketch but describes the start as for El Sol before veering right, which may explain his 5.7 rating. Mar 31, 2011