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Solstice Cave Rock Climbing 


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The right half of the Solstice Cave. There are so...

Climbing is currently allowed in Last Chance Canyon. Continued access is everyones responsibility. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',4],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Solstice Cave

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'   
Eternal Sunshine   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Hail Mary   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Total Eclipse   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
It Put's the Buff On   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 70'   
Infernal Justice   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For Solstice Cave
Rock Climbing Photo: Amy Jordan cruising to the big rest jug Eternal Su...

Eternal Sunshine 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  New Mexico : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Solstice Cave
This fun jug haul makes a good warmup for the harder lines in the cave, or a good project on it's own. Easy moves on good holds lead up through the first two bolts, where a tricky move is encountered. Manage this and it's all about hanging on too the anchors, there are only a few non jug holds on your way. Despite most of the holds being good the grade probably comes from fighting the pump and hanging on....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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Rock Climbing Photo: The left half of the Solstice Cave.  There are som...
BETA PHOTO: The left half of the Solstice Cave. There are som...
Rock Climbing Photo: Afternoon sun at Solstice
Afternoon sun at Solstice
Rock Climbing Photo: Eternal Sunshine at sundown, 5.12a
Eternal Sunshine at sundown, 5.12a
Rock Climbing Photo: View from inside of Solstice cave
View from inside of Solstice cave
Rock Climbing Photo: High traffic in the Solstice Cave - Nov. 2016. In ...
High traffic in the Solstice Cave - Nov. 2016. In ...
Rock Climbing Photo: This pic shows the location of the  Solstice Cave,...
This pic shows the location of the Solstice Cave,...

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