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Solar Arete T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Solar Panel, The T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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

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This 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.


Start on the left arete of the Solar Wall, directly left of the start of Brain Freeze.


Regular rack to #3 Camalot.


Ben Collett  
Thinking more about this route, it is really fun- on par with Tourist Tradgedy on the Cathedral Wall. We topped out to find some old timber and wire at the top. Does anyone know what the story with that is? It seemed a bit strange. Jul 6, 2012
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
This is near to or perhaps the same and Dave Stewart and Mike Bannister's FA in 2006 (not posted, but I was beside them on the wall that day). May 18, 2014

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