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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
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Kevin Wilkinson
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Shared By: Craig Childre on Feb 18, 2011
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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


This endurance test begins in the very back of the cave. Work through on good holds, look for the sweet knee bar rest before working up into the split roof section. Follow the roof break to it's point and then look left for the giant hueco for another knee bar-esqe rest, can be no hands if you don't mind the inversion. Fight the pump to the finish on long rails with positive holds. Kevin added a 2nd anchor above the original to ensure you get your arm pump in.


Starts at the back of the cave.


Bolts, with fixed chain draws.


Shirtless Mike
Denver, CO
Shirtless Mike   Denver, CO  
A rad jug haul, one of the steeper endurance routes in NM. There aren't many hard moves, the crux is only V4 or so and nearly every hold is a jug. However it's hard not to get a wicked pump. The original lower anchor isn't equipped with two chains so if you want to clip two chains you have to go to the top which adds a few more hard moves and helps make the 13a grade. Maybe slightly soft for the grade especially if you have good endurance, but feels a good bit harder than other 12d's in southern NM (Gluttony at the Tunnel, and Broken Arrows at SBF). Feb 22, 2011

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