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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: Kevin Wilkinson
Page Views: 1,169 total, 19/month
Shared By: Rich Strang on Dec 30, 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


Currently the hardest route at Last Chance. A difficult boulder problem starts at the horizontal roof after the 3rd bolt. After this the climbing then turns to big move endurance jugs past the chain draw section to the anchors


3rd route from left side of Soltice Cave. Between Infernal Justice and It Puts The Buff On


5 bolts (need QD's)then 4 more chain perma draws to the anchor

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I posted the rating at 13+ rather than the original 14- rating based on what Ed Strang thought of it after sending. Ed thought it was a touch harder or similar to some 13d's but easier than Zulu (5.14a) at Rifle.
The next day as John Gogas watched 14 year old Ben Hanna send it he (John) thought that it might have been the 2nd time the route had been climbed (not knowing that Ed had sent it the day before!!). Nice 2012 Christmas presents for Ed & Ben if those are infact the 2nd & 3rd ascents of this difficult route!!
Craig Childre
Lubbock, Texas
Craig Childre   Lubbock, Texas
Cool to see it's been repeated. I think when we watched Kevin working for the 1st ascent he was skipping the lower section to rehearse the crux moves below the roof. We just heard the shouts of joy from over at Violin Wall. Mar 1, 2013