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Routes in Solstice Cave

Essence of Darkness S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Eternal Sunshine S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fireball S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Flamer S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Hail Bop S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Hail Mary S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hot Tamale S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Infernal Justice S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
It Knocks Your Socks Off S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
It Put's the Buff On S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Scorcher S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Solstice S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Straight Into Frantic Oblivion S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Total Eclipse S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Craig Childre on Feb 14, 2011
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Climbing is currently allowed in Last Chance Canyon. Continued access is everyones responsibility. Details

Description

Move up a short easy face section to the first bolt. A cruxy move off the right hand, be sure to set your feet high, left up to a positive pocket. Good holds lead up to rail with marginal holds. Hand traverse left on this rail until you get directly below the 3rd bolt. Then move up on good pocket holds, after which good hold and decent moves make for a nice finish.

Location

Right of the cave, just right of Scorcher. Starts on the bulge on the right side. To it's right is the other warm up route that climbs the arete.

Protection

Bolts, & leavers.

Seasonal Information

This spot is a fantastic warm up spot, out of the wind with fantastic sun exposure. During the warmer months it gets blazing hot during the day, but is good first thing in the morning and the very end of the day. Back of the cave is always a deep freeze to cool off.

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the schmuck
Albuquerque, NM
  5.10b/c
the schmuck   Albuquerque, NM
  5.10b/c
Bolting is a little funky, and I wasn't enamored with the caving hangers for the anchor. The whole thing feels like it was bolted on a budget, but it climbs very nicely. Mar 27, 2016
Craig Childre
Lubbock, Texas
 
Craig Childre   Lubbock, Texas
 
I agree the bolting isn't ideal, but I never had a problem with the setup. My first time on this route it hadn't been thoroughly cleaned up. Since then it has improved to be one of the better 10's in the canyon. Unless your John Gogas, who said it was a hard 5.9. Dec 3, 2014
Hendrixson
Tucson, AZ
  5.10b PG13
Hendrixson   Tucson, AZ
  5.10b PG13
The bolting on this line is rather odd. The first bolt in particular should be higher to prevent a falling climb from hitting the ledge. If the climb is at your grade use caution. Nov 27, 2014