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Charlie Solo 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: EmilyFox on Dec 28, 2008

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Fun lieback moves. The crux comes moving around a boulder 2/3 the way up.


There are two obvious lieback routes on this face. The first is Lieback Corner. The second (Charlie Solo) is closer to the waterfall.


Medium to large nuts, cams from 0.5 to 2 in.
Semi-decent 2 bolt anchor at top. Bring long webbing to back up if desired.

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By Brad Allender
From: Alameda, CA
May 10, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Pretty dirty climb. Was a little wet and muddy at places too. The top is very loose unless you do the face move at the top of Greenbo, which is harder than 5.7. Suggest backing up the top bolts (you'll need about 15 feet of webbing), one of the anchors is pretty iffy in my opinion.
By Brian Snider
From: NorCal
Jan 29, 2011

One bolt is loose, but there is an optional belay tree to the right of the bolts. Definetly dirty and mossy but lots of fun. Lead mostly with medium to large nuts.
By NorCalNomad
From: San Francisco
May 23, 2012

There is a pretty good sized poison oak plant growing to the side but onto the route now.
By John Cervetto
From: Oakland, Ca
May 17, 2015

The Bolt and hangers are very loose on this route. I anchored to a smaller sized oak to the right of anchor bolts (in between the two rock formations). It is definitely dirty and risks pushing little rocks down the route. Poison oak is still there.
By BrokenChairs BrettC
From: Sultan, WA
Oct 19, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

There's a tree and rock to build and anchor off (bring 20-25' of cord). Rap using the bolts for the two/"three" climbs to the climber's left or walk off. (You might as well TR the 11a,10c,8+, to the left if you're using the anchors, it will warm you up for the great routes to the climber's right)
By James Ovens
May 21, 2017

This is a massively underrated route. It's a really interesting 5.6, with some great moves and great protection. For a climber learning to lead, this is fantastic. Some bold moves will teach you to climb above pro. Great climb overall
By Mylissa
Jul 18, 2017

Up around the boulder is a loose flake, I wouldn't pull on it very hard, as a good solid yank might send it and others down to your belayer. The poison oak plant is pretty easy to avoid but it's bigger than it has been in the past.

It's a bit of an awkward start for outdoor newbies.

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