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Routes in Solar Cave

Clovis Hunter S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Cro-Magnon S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Devilution S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Erectus aka Reserectus S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Evolution S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hominid S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hunter Gatherer S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
ILL (Ian and Lance Line) Route, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Intelligent Design S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Lucy S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Mastodont S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Meanderthal S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Native Rituals S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Natural Selection S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Neanderthal S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Neolithic S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Quest for Fire S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Sapien S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Solo Man (or Homo Erectus Soloensis) S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Spearhead S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Struggle for Existence S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Supraorbital Torus S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Survival of the Fittest S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tribal Moves (aka Sacred Stone) S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Voyage of the Beagle S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: A. Miller
Page Views: 506 total · 16/month
Shared By: Aaron Miller on Feb 10, 2016
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

According to anthropological sources, Soloensis (or Solo Man) was a subspecies of the Homo Erectus, and thought to be from a more advanced culture than Erectus and sported a larger cranial capacity (big head).

Start as for Clovis Hunter in the open book right side of Solar Cave. Follow bolt line left over steep continuous terrain with mostly good holds. Technical and endurance cruxes await you.

Last bolt is great for projecting but when you redpoint this route you might skip it if you were as pumped as I was. This route will be very popular in the Cave as it is rare at this grade for such an accessible style of climbing.

Location

Just left of Clovis Hunter.

Protection

9 bolts, (2 of them have fixed cable draws)

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Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
  5.12a
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
  5.12a
Really fun route! Steep with great holds low to a surprisingly pumpy and more-awkward-than-it-appears last move over the bulge. As Aaron mentions in the description, skipping the last clip is a good strategy. My wife and I both skipped it on the send and I've watched a few people fall from there (super clean fall) after spending time trying to clip while pumped. Dec 12, 2017

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