Solstice Cave Rock Climbing
The right half of the Solstice Cave. There are so...
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Climbing in Solstice Cave is no longer off limits. Permission from the Lincoln National Forest (Carlsbad, NM) must be obtained before any new routes can be bolted.
Solstice is located directly accross the canyon from the terminus of the approach trail. This is also one of the few crags visible from the parking area.
Climbing Season For the Last Chance Canyon area.
Weather station 3.1 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Solstice Cave
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Solstice Cave:
Hot Tamale 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Hail Mary 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Solstice Cave
Essence of Darkness 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c New Mexico
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Despite some loose rock near the second bolt, this route is really fun and will probably clean up with more traffic. Bouldery crux down low like its neighbor Solstice, but another powerful section awaits at the third bolt. Climb up to a horizontal break just beneath the steep roof. Grab some small pockets and make dynamic moves to gain the lip. The second clip is difficult. Heel hook, or campus up some slopers and get established above the roof. Rest on some rather large pockets, and be careful ...[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
BETA PHOTO: The left half of the Solstice Cave. There are som...
High traffic in the Solstice Cave - Nov. 2016. In ...
This pic shows the location of the Solstice Cave,...