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Start Me Up 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter and Bonnie Von Grebe, 2001
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Jul 17, 2002

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Easy, fun, and clean.

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  • Description 

    Follow the approach to the Main Wall of Solaris. Start Me Up starts 50 feet left of the big triangular roof of The Luminosity, at a face just right of a blunt arete.

    Climb a steep face past three bolts, then ramble up an easy slab to the anchors. Lower 65' to the start.


    5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

    Photos of Start Me Up Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the route.
    BETA PHOTO: Looking down the route.
    Rock Climbing Photo: 10-11-03.
    BETA PHOTO: 10-11-03.

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    By Jake Wyatt
    From: Longmont, CO
    Oct 11, 2003

    Unlike some of the other routes at Solaris, this one is already quite clean.
    By Charles Danforth
    From: L'ville, CO
    Jun 28, 2009

    Nice route, but it ended just as I was getting into it.
    By Jim Gloeckler
    From: Denver, Colo.
    Nov 7, 2009

    Excellent clean face! Thanks to the F.A. folks who bolted it! Pure 5.7 and 2 Stars!!
    By Jack Br
    Jun 18, 2011

    Good climb. It dies out just as the fun really sinks in. The first half has some good moves. Easy end.

    Heads up: Flake was broken today. The route is clean, but all it took was a lieback for someone to pop of the flake.
    (Wear a helmet!)
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Jul 29, 2013
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    This route has no difficult moves but is true to its rating and is fun. Where you think there might be a hard move hidden holds appear.
    By Mike Deitchman
    From: Boulder, CO
    Apr 18, 2017
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    There is definitely still some loose rock on this route. My friend knocked a chunk off (approximately palm size) near the fourth bolt. It bounced off the tree right of the base and then off of me. No injuries, but yeah, there is loose rock up there.

    The route is great fun though. The line isn't super-obvious from the ground, but I thoroughly enjoyed the lead.

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