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The Solarium Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.73372, -83.63884 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ladd on Apr 18, 2007
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Description 

Visible across the valley from the Great Wall, the Solarium offers a a number of difficult sport lines, with more in development.

Getting There 

Approach as for the Great Wall and Hideout, but continue past the creek crossing and follow a logging road left and uphill. At a flat area, go right on another logging road and watch for a trail marking on the left about 30-40' up the road. Follow this trail to the Solarium.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.2 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',3],['5.12',9],['5.13',2],['>=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 The Solarium

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Solarium:
Air Ride Equipped   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Banshee   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Manifest Destiny   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Magnum Opus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Delicatessen   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 85'   
Super Best Friends   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 95'   
Abiyoyo   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Galunlati   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Summer Sunshine   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 95'   
Mirage   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
So Long Mr. Petey   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
Bundle of Joy   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 90'   
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Featured Route For The Solarium
Rock Climbing Photo: Above the second hueco and into the steep, big jug...

Banshee 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : ... : The Solarium
Anchor your belayer and step out over the void, follow bolts up and right to a huge hueco. Sit down and ponder the meaning of life. Exit the hueco and make difficult moves up and right to a second hueco (Abiyoyo 5.12b heads up and left from the first hueco). Sit down and ponder why we climb. Exit the hueco and follow jugs to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Kentucky

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By tscupp
From: Englewood, CO
Jun 30, 2013
Be wary of wasps on the upper half of many of these routes during the summer.
By Dom R
From: Estes Park, Colorado
Mar 22, 2015
If you hear the phrase "Hey! (belayer's name) I'm just gonna hang out here for a sec" Then you are probably at the right crag.

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