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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: MattL on Apr 7, 2012
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

AMAZING route! Definitely the best one in the cave. Spectacular movement with no major rests.

Move up the left hand archway of the cave. Easy terrain (5.9ish) leads to a high first bolt - don't fall. Move up to a flat ledge, and get psyched! Some people use a scummy kneebar on a small tooth under the roof to span the gap to small edges. Considering my noob kneebar capabilities, I opted to deadpoint instead. Power up the overhanging wall, then make the coolest move at Last Chance - mandatory rose move on pockets! I believe this is the area that can sometimes seep in warmer weather. More difficult crimping gets you through the next few bolts. The rest of the route is characterized by huge lunges between big holds. Perfect bolt spacing ensures minimal time trying to clip, and awesome air time if you fall!

Endure through the final mantle, touch the chains, and take a victory whipper. Lowering off the chains causes some serious rope shredding.

Location

See the awesome topo pics in the Solstice Cave section.

Protection

6-7 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor - all fixed draws. You may not be able to stick clip the first depending on how well endowed your stick is.

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Craig Childre
Lubbock, Texas
Craig Childre   Lubbock, Texas
This is a Gogas favorite! Jul 3, 2012