All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Flagstaff Crags > Mt. Elden Crags > Solitude Canyon > Higher Solitude > Main Wall
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|Type:||Sport, 100 ft|
|FA:||JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest 2009|
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|Shared By:||JJ Schlick on Apr 23, 2010|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionFor the grade, Solitaire stands out as one of Flagstaff's more classic sport routes, and one of the most beautiful.
Start by a small pine tree on the right side of the squaty, chossy pillar just up hill from Man on the Moon. Climb through a large weakness filled with jugs to the first bulge. Eye your footholds on the right, below the bulge, because they will disappear all too quickly as you start to move up. Clever stemming, a hand jam, and a little laybacking will see you through to a good shake below the roof.
Once you get your bearings, you will be entering the crux as you begin to move out, and right. The crux is bouldery, and you are indeed heading towards the Black Diamond hold, which is that rather pointy undercling flake.
At this point, The Black Solitaire breaks off right, while Solitaire moves up, and left climbing on the left margin of the black streak. Eventually the grade backs off a bit so enjoy the solitude as you work your way up the next 40' of stunning vertical stone.