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Kristian Solem

Monrovia, CA
Male

Member Since
Apr 2, 2004
Last Visit: 12 mins ago
510 Points
Point Rank: #2,390 Details

Likes Trad, Sport, Tr, Gym, Boulders
Favorite Climbs
Esto Power, Carson Kodas (@Courtright res.) / AstroMan (Yosemite) / Spook Book (@The Needles) / Black President (@Joshua Tree)
Other Interests
Pilates, photography, high fidelity audio, writing.
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I started climbing in the Gunks in 1973, moved to California in '81.


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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 5
Scarface
Dec 9, 2021 · Lead / Redpoint. Summer 1993(?) 1st go I took the flyer getting up to the third bolt. I got geeked, lost my composure, and biffed it. That one cooked me for the day, came back and sent about a week later.
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 2
The Gold Standard
Aug 27, 2021 · Lead. FA: 09/1990
Sport, Alpine
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 372
Coarse and Buggy
Dec 12, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Must have been around 1990 with Hugh Smith
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 27
The Sowsuckle
Nov 24, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Did this one in 1999. Mayville had told me to do it. I took that as an order. When Patty Miklus, Bruce Bourassa, and I walked up to it I'd never laid eyes on it.
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 2
Top Secret
Nov 13, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Sometime early '90's with Herb Laeger. FWIW Herb liked climbing with double ropes. This will become evident when you do this climb.
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 1
Wardance
Nov 13, 2020 · 2 pitches. Lead / Flash. First time I did this was mid 90's with Herb Laeger. It was an instant favorite, and I did that pitch just about every time I was up at those routes which, over the years, was a lot of times. FWIW it's a two pitch climb. I'll explain in the comments.
Trad, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Scarface Tahquitz & Suic… > … > (g) W Face > W Face - Left Side
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
Dec 9, 2021 · Lead / Redpoint. Summer 1993(?) 1st go I took the flyer getting up to the third bolt. I got geeked, lost my composure, and biffed it. That one cooked me for the day, came back and sent about a week later.
The Gold Standard Western Sierra > … > Courtright Rese… > Voyager Rock
 2
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, Alpine
Aug 27, 2021 · Lead. FA: 09/1990
Coarse and Buggy Joshua Tree NP > … > Dihedral Rock > Dihedral Rock - E Face
 372
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Dec 12, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Must have been around 1990 with Hugh Smith
The Sowsuckle Joshua Tree NP > … > Dihedral Rock > Dihedral Rock - E Face
 27
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Nov 24, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Did this one in 1999. Mayville had told me to do it. I took that as an order. When Patty Miklus, Bruce Bourassa, and I walked up to it I'd never laid eyes on it.
Top Secret Western Sierra > … > S Face > Upper Tier
 2
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Nov 13, 2020 · Lead / Onsight. Sometime early '90's with Herb Laeger. FWIW Herb liked climbing with double ropes. This will become evident when you do this climb.
Wardance Western Sierra > … > S Face > Upper Tier
 1
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad, Alpine
Nov 13, 2020 · 2 pitches. Lead / Flash. First time I did this was mid 90's with Herb Laeger. It was an instant favorite, and I did that pitch just about every time I was up at those routes which, over the years, was a lot of times. FWIW it's a two pitch climb. I'll explain in the comments.

Tick Breakdown
Trad Sport Boulder Ice

Pitches Routes Days Out
90 Days 0 0 0
Last Year 2 2 2
5 Years 47 19 13
All Time 72 30 22

Where Kristian Climbs

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