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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, 65 ft
FA: Jason Halladay, Ryan Kalas, Allison Fritz
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Shared By: Jason Halladay on Feb 17, 2018
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Description

Scramble up the forth-class corner/chimney on the far left side of the cave to a small ledge and bolted belay anchor. Belay from here.
Climb up low angle rock with plenty of side pulls to a steep bulge in a small left-facing corner. Then climb the face to the arête out right with some blind reaches around the arête. Enjoy the cool position as you climb the arête to the anchor.
Possibly a decent warm-up for the area.

The wide crack on the left up high hasn't been cleaned and is best avoided in favor of the clean rock on the arête to the right.

Location

Furthest left route at the Solar Cave area. Scramble up the forth-class corner/chimney on the far left side of the cave to a small ledge and bolted belay anchor. Belay from here.

Protection

8 bolts to a two-bolt anchor. There's a bolted belay anchor on the small ledge. You can lower the climber all the way to ground level when done climbing. 

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George Perkins
The Dungeon, NM
  5.10a
George Perkins   The Dungeon, NM
  5.10a
Don't really need to mess around with setting a belay at the top of the Cl 4. choss pillar. Works just fine to belay from the leftmost end of the Cave, especially if you use long runners on or backclean the anchor and first two bolts, which are not hard climbing. A 60m rope still reaches no problem, up and back to the left end of the Cave.
If you're looking for a climb less than 5.11 in the immediate area, this, or Sun Devil p1, are really your only options. Jun 13, 2018

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