All Locations > California > Sierra Eastside > Lone Pine Area > Whitney Portal > Solstice Celebration Wall
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Alan Bartlett & Dennis Jensen, 1987|
|Page Views:||54 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Richard Shore on Jun 25, 2012|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Portal Road Closure Details
Due to rockfall, duration unknown
DescriptionP1) Starts at the toe of the buttress, and left of the route "Solstice Celebration". Climb up a right-leaning crack with some loose flakes to a stance. Place some final small pro at your feet and bust out left onto a large sloping knob and gritty face (10b R). Above, and easy handcrack leads to a sloping area and a gear belay. 5.10b R, 80'.
P2) From the belay, head up the obvious fingers/tips lieback crack (crux, 5.11a) to a series of small roofs. Step left underneath the second roof and pull over on gritty jugs. Two bolts protect the slab above (5.10a R). A final, runout crux above involves stemming up into a flared, gritty offwidth corner with marginal gear (5.9+?, #3-4 BD stoppers, #1 ballnut).