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Solar King 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Matt Kerns, Bill Crawford, Matt Christensen 1986
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Submitted By: andyf on Jun 4, 2007

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    With a one-move crux close to the ground, Solar King is an easy .11a tick, especially if you nail the right sequence of tips jams and stems. The climbing eases to 5.9 after the start, but remains fun throughout, capped by a small overhang.


    To the right of Orange Sunshine and a big leaning pillar.


    Good RPs and/or tiny wireds protect the start. Cams up to a #1 Camalot for the rest.

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    By JCM
    From: Seattle, WA
    Apr 28, 2017

    Despite the very thin appearance, it reasonably well with a couple of small stoppers. You have a comfortable stance to place them from before the crux. Crux is a couple of moves of thin stemming.

    I exited right before the roof and went to the Jam Exam anchors. Anyone know if there are anchors at the true top of this route- above the roof?
    By andyf
    From: Tacoma, WA
    Apr 29, 2017

    There is an anchor, although chains seem to come and go on it. The roof is my favorite part of this route!

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