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Eclipse This

5.9+, Sport, 50 ft (15 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 76 votes
FA: David Danforth & Caitlin Demuth, Aug. '04
Colorado > Colorado Springs > Red Rock Canyon… > Solar Slab
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This is a fun route with good protection. The guidebook shows a rating of 10c, but it felt more like 9+/10- to me.


This is the fourth bolted route you come to on Solar Slab. The line is straight up and is well protected.


6 bolts to 2-bolt anchor. The crux is around the fourth bolt.

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Well protected, 3rd-4th bolt is the crux.
[Hide Photo] Well protected, 3rd-4th bolt is the crux.
Myong says Eclipse This!
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Myong high on Eclipse This.
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Cody E
Colorado Springs, CO
[Hide Comment] Little sandy but a great lead. One of my toughest leads yet. Both anchor bolts were bomber! Feb 13, 2015
Ben D
[Hide Comment] This felt easier than both Tava and Icarus, but it may be height-dependent. Fun climb if you're in the area! Aug 3, 2018
[Hide Comment] Well-protected climb, really enjoyed this. Would rate this 10-. Jul 21, 2019
William Burke
Colorado Springs
[Hide Comment] Stuart Green's guidebook rates this 5.8. Seems about right. I'm 5' 10ish Mileage may vary for shorter folks.

Fun route with good pro. Aug 6, 2019
Gabrielle Watkins
Colorado Springs, CO
[Hide Comment] Guidebook rates it 8, but it definitely felt 9+, for a shorter climber such as myself. Felt easier leading though than some sections I TR'd on Tava. Oct 16, 2022
corey wager
Colorado springs
[Hide Comment] The anchors were updated, and Mussy hooks were added. Please consider a donation to the PPCA or ASCA for further hardware updates. Dec 18, 2023