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Location: 40.6199, -111.5926 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Donovan on Nov 2, 2010
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This area is actually not really known for its climbing, but rather for its skiing and snowboarding. Jon and I were actually out snowshoeing behind Brighton and Silver Lake. We had no intention of climbing. There is a lot of sun (bring sunscreen), but there are plenty of trees off the side of the slopes. As a general rule, you will have a fairly lengthy approach to reach any decent rock formations.

Getting There 

Head East up Big Cottonwood Canyon Road for 12.6 miles. Another .7 miles and you'll reach Brighton and the Solitude Nordic Center.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Solitude

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Solitude:
Chimera   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Top Summit
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Featured Route For Solitude
Rock Climbing Photo: Honeycomb Cliffs from top of Solitude's Summit Cha...

Chimera 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Top Summit
Started in July 2016 from the top and finished in July 2017 from the ground up, Chimera partially takes its name from the dichotomy of approaches used. Niels brilliantly led the long first pitch drilling only 3 removable bolts. I followed equipping the route with many more. The route is well protected. This first (I predict, of many) bolted routes up the Honey Comb Cliffs at Solitude Ski Area offers surprisingly fun, albeit adventuresome climbing. If you like the rock at He...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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