The Solar Panel
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 800 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||J. Finkelstein, B. Collett, July 2012|
|Page Views:||124 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Collett on Jul 4, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a fun, mellow route on good rock. We dislodged nothing on the FA.
P1 and P2) start at the mouth of the gully on the left side of the Solar Wall. Climb up to the obvious crack feature near the arete and follow it to the ledgy terrain above. Continue up the low angle terrain and belay at a block below and right of a left-angling dihedral and below and left of a left-facing, vertical dihedral. We combined these pitches. 5.8, 300 feet.
P3) follow the left-facing dihedral until it ends, step right, and climb up to a pleasant belay below a ramp that heads towards the obvious, large chimney system on the left. 5.9, 150 feet.
P4) follow the ramp up and to the right until a shallow, right-facing dihedral is encountered. Follow this dihedral until it ends and launch up the featured face for 30 feet or so (there is some gear up there) and belay at a large flake on a narrow ledge before the wall steepens. 5.9R, 150 feet.
5) traverse directly right towards the large chimney system. After 30 feet or so, you'll be below a right-facing corner system. Follow this corner system, heading through an airy roof and follow it to the top of the wall. 5.10-, 200 feet.
To descend, one can rap Brain Freeze with two 60m ropes.