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Routes in Solar Slab - Lower Tier
|Arete left of Beulah's Book T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Beulah's Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Certain Air T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Corona T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Dubious Flirtations T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Frieda's Flake T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Horndog T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Johnny Vegas T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Sandstone Overcast T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1|
|Solar Flare T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Solar Slab Gully T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||John Godar, Susan Godar - 12/2010|
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|Shared By:||John Godar on Dec 10, 2010|
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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
DescriptionThis line climbs through the steep roofs just to the left of Horndog and tops out at the base of Upper Solar Slab. Good rock and good gear are found the entire way. It runs through the first two roofs then around the third, finishing on fun face climbing to the top. The exposed crux is the second roof.
Pitch 1 and 2 were originally done in two short pitches (one roof each pitch) to avoid rope drag but can easily be linked. Pitch 4 is also the original finish to Horndog.
Pitch 1-5.8-Climb crack on arete of formation then veer right onto varnished face and back into corner below roof. Climb out roof to ledge and belay or link with P2.
Pitch 2-10b/c-Climb steep roof. Belay below third roof.
Pitch 3-5.6-Climb right under third roof on giant knobs then over roof as soon as possible. Straight up to top.
Pitch 4-5.8-Climb crack to the left of obvious left-facing flake that starts near top of gulley.