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Solar Power 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: JBaker, TMcGregor, BKristofitz, JShiefman, Jan. 2002
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Submitted By: jbak on Mar 2, 2006

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Fixed the angle !!!


Near the right side of the wall, a route starts from a ledge 10 feet off the deck and follows a seam up past two blocks. Start by scrambling up crap rock past a bolt to the ledge. If you traverse left near the top to avoid the final crux, you will not feel QUITE as good about your redpoint !


draws, chain anchors

Photos of Solar Power Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Scotty taking a brief rest on Solar Power
Scotty taking a brief rest on Solar Power
Rock Climbing Photo: Garland rockin' the kneebar "clip and crawl&q...
Garland rockin' the kneebar "clip and crawl&q...
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Shiefman on Solar Power.
Joe Shiefman on Solar Power.

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By Joe Kreidel
From: San Antonio, TX
Dec 18, 2008

Other than the crappy scramble to the base of the route, I think this route is as good as anything else I've done in the canyon. The movements involved in this route are outstanding.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Dec 22, 2009

Really fun route. I went left at the top and it is a little easier than forcing myself on to the holds on either side of the bolt. John you probably should have bakerized it a bit more to the right if you really want us to climb there. I didn't really go that far left as I used the left most holds with my right hand.
By jbak
Dec 22, 2009

You gave it 3 stars so I wouldn't give you shit for cheating...right ?

By jbak
Dec 27, 2014

Installed a massive 1/2 x 5.5 SS bolt at the start of the crux.
From: tucson, az
Dec 12, 2016

What's with the 2 stars John? Are you trying to be humble or something? This is a super fun route :) (I do like going left at the top though)
By jbak
Dec 13, 2016

I don't hate it Myk. 2 stars means... good. And it's pretty good, but all the other routes there are BETTER !! (Well... except Hang Eleven) So that diminishes the glow a bit.

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