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By aikibujin
From: Castle Rock, CO
Aug 6, 2015
Having just used this photo as beta for downclimbing Solo Flight, I can say both gullies marked in the photo are off route. They are loose and full of rocks that will slide if you just look at them the wrong way. The correct Solo Flight route takes a line of exposed class 3/4 moves to the right of the gully marked in red in this photo, and join the red line on the ledges. The photo linked below marks the correct path for Solo Flight:
By Stich
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 30, 2015
It looks steep from this angle, but the yellow option is very easy. We took it on 8-29-15, and it works perfectly to get you over the buttress.
By aikibujin
From: Castle Rock, CO
Oct 13, 2015
The red option was also very easy, but the difficulty is not the point. Both gullies are very loose. Why go up a loose class 3 gully when you can scramble up class 3 ledges with solid rock?
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Solo Flight descent route from summit of climb. This is very obvious and easy. There are two gully options to climb at the end of the ledges - we chose the red option, but the yellow one is probably better. We remained roped until the top of the gully, although it wasn't really necessary.

Submitted By: B Conchie on Aug 27, 2013
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North Face (5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b )
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