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Rock Climbing Photo: Solar Salb (5.6) The Way we Climbed it.
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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 20, 2010
FYI- Solar Slab continues straight up at the top of what you have marked as Pitch 3- your Pitch 4 shows the route traversing severely right, passing over Heliotrope and Sunflower, topping out between Sunflower and Sundog before climbing what you have noted as Pitch 7. (In the picture, Solar Slabs usual top-out is a the bottom of the red wall in the upper middle of the picture (the crack below it is visible)- from there, a direct traverse rightward takes you to the base of the final pitch)
By Wes B.
Feb 10, 2010
We must have been way off route then!!!!!
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 11, 2010
unlikely- i think the curve of the wall and the angle of the photo makes it tough to tell where the route goes. if you did indeed traverse off right that far, you'd know it- its a blank slab off right of the route, the climbing would go from casual to 5.9R-X in a hurry.
By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Feb 12, 2010
P4 must have been a wild traverse, ignoring the obvious crack above you (Solar Slab) and passing under another obvious crack (Heliotrope) to stop in the blank face near the Sunflower crack system! I'm surprised that pitch goes at just 5.6!

Why did you climb P7, a scramble up a blank slab that, like your P4, stops in the middle of nowhere? Both times I've done Sunflower I've stopped at the top of your P6 and walked over to either Solar Slab or Sundog to rap.
By Wes B.
Feb 12, 2010
I must be mistaken. Thanks for the input guys.
By Doug Hemken
From: Madison, WI
Feb 12, 2010
Compare your photo to the one Larry gave us for Heliotrope, . I think you'll see the shift in angle clarifies things. I agree with John, the angle of your photo makes is harder to spot those final couple of pitches ... unless you were really lost while climbing!

Great piece of rock, eh?
By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Apr 9, 2012
You sir win +1000 internets for posting this photo. We couldn't find the base in the dark and due to having this on the Mountain Project app we were able to find the base in the dark and get started. Thank you so much!
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Solar Salb (5.6) The Way we Climbed it.

Submitted By: Wes B. on Jan 20, 2010
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Solar Slab (5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b )
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