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Hot Lava (aka Soliloquy) 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c X [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: slim on Feb 1, 2005

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BETA PHOTO: The run out section and the one bolt.


This route is on Atlantis Slab, pretty much near the center. There is a large block on the ground at the base that forms sort of a trough. This route begins slightly to the right. From below, it is apparent by a system of thin block/flakes that make up the slab in this section.

Climb straight up, following the path of least resistance. The rock sounds a bit hollow through here when you pound on it. Go straight up over a big, hatchet-faced flake of sorts onto a ledge. Fire straight up over several more ledges and slab climbing past a bolt and onward to the anchor. Rappel from a 2 or 3 bolt anchor.

It is a decent route, probably one to do once, but not a destination.


A light Platte rack, stoppers, and a set of pieces to wide hands.

Poison Ivy Alert 

Per Sylvia: there can be lots of poison ivy after rains.

Photos of Hot Lava (aka Soliloquy) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pro just above the little roof.
BETA PHOTO: Pro just above the little roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Standing at the small overhang midroute.
Standing at the small overhang midroute.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route with a rope on it.
BETA PHOTO: The route with a rope on it.
Rock Climbing Photo: The lower section. You can protect the climb here....
BETA PHOTO: The lower section. You can protect the climb here....

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By teece303
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Jun 3, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X

I tried to lead this once: I ended up bailing. I just couldn't find enough gear, and the only bolt was really far up there. My partner thought it was well-protected, and the old Hubbel guide doesn't even give it an R rating (and it lists two more bolts than modern descriptions state).

Wasn't sure what was up with this route. Maybe it really is an X? Honestly, I think a couple bolts should be retro'd, but that's just me. Heck, maybe it had two more bolts at one time....
By Sylvia
Jul 12, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

It can feel runout on this route, but it is possible to place enough gear to get to the bolt. There are a few subtle stopper placements in the horizontal crack above the little overhang while you're traversing.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 17, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

I think this route is "R" rated, not "X". The part that seemed runout was right before the bolt. There is protection above the little roof. I used small cams, not stoppers, but stoppers would work. There are several horizontal cracks. I think it is 5.7 as well. Not 5.8. The newest guide also says it is 5.7.
By RuudVN
Jul 23, 2017

I will agree w/the R-rating, 5.7, and horizontal crack. I got an ok #3 in the groove a few feet after the horizontal crack mentioned above. It may also take something bigger. It's a fun route but a little sparse up high which lessens the joy.

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