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Solar Technology 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Craig Fry, Dave Evans, Jim Angione, Brian Sillasen, Todd Gordon, Alan Bartlett & Cyndie Bransford, 3/88
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Submitted By: Brian Reynolds on Dec 6, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Solar Technology and Men With Cow's Heads routes


Right in the middle of the wall, at its most accessible point (not that any of it is in any way inaccessible, but ...), there is a prominent Y-shaped crack formation. Solar Technology and Men With Cow's Heads (5.5) both start at the same location, but Solar Technology takes the left slanting crack, while Men With Cow's Heads goes more or less straight up the right-hand crack.

Easy but fun. A good beginner TR or lead.


Standard rack to hand size. Long slings may come in handy for setting an anchor on top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bart on ST - Spring '14.
Bart on ST - Spring '14.
Rock Climbing Photo: Solar Technology
Solar Technology
Rock Climbing Photo: 1-12-03
BETA PHOTO: 1-12-03

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Apr 15, 2003

For my own part, I found this route to be really nice at it's grade.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 14, 2007

Another great JT moderate! This and Cow's Heads made the weekend for me. And there are plenty of other nice lines close by.
By DaveGustafson
From: Palm Desert, CA
Feb 23, 2009

Two fun routes. but this area is popular. Would suggest other routes n Atlantis that Vogel highlights in the new guidebook. Also, you may want to consider getting there early as it does get congested as the day goes on. Not unrealistic to knock out six routes as the walk down is primo!
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Nov 14, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I would definitely advise taking some slings to the top for extending your anchor. Rope drag can be really bad... I also recommend an oppositional piece at the top for your anchor due to the leftward angle of the climb. Fun climb to lead.
By Ash Gambhir
From: San Diego, CA
Oct 28, 2014

Fun lead , loved it and it seemed to be in the shade so not too hot either.
By Ancent
From: Reno, NV
Aug 16, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Great varied climb at the grade. Makes you wonder about other "5.5s" and "5.6s" at Josh that are much much harder.

Climbed this in mid-August, and despite the unbearable heat throughout the park, the shade on this route made it relatively comfortable.

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