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Desert Solitaire 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Todd Swain, May, 1984
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Sep 3, 2006  with updates from Sean

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BETA PHOTO: "Desert Solitaire", climbs the crack In ...


A great name and a good route - it climbs a coarse but fun hand crack. The descent (walk-off) is to the climber's left, zig-zagging down the slabby ramp that faces the road.


The climb is facing the parking lot.


Standard rack

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By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Jul 24, 2017

"...the strangeness and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by the comparative sparsity of the flora and fauna: life not crowded upon life as in other places but scattered abroad in spareness and simplicity, with a generous gift of space for each herb and bush and tree, each stem of grass, so that the living organism stands out bold and brave and vivid against the lifeless sand and barren rock." EA

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