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Twilight Zone 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter and Bonnie Von Grebe, 2002
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Jul 2, 2004

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Christa Cline at the crux halfway up the route.

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  • Description 

    A short but sustained and fun route.

    Approach: Hike up the talus to the main wall of Solaris. Cut left and go past the route Contact. Bear right up the first gully. At the top of the gully you'll reach a ledge on the right below a steep wall. On the left side of the ledge, spot a line of bolts heading up. This is the route.

    Climb up steep rock past 6 bolts to the anchor. Lower off.

    Two stars for continuity and interesting moves.


    Six bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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    By RomoFo Fo
    Aug 27, 2005

    Good route, steep with the bolts in just the right places.
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jun 5, 2006
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Despite initial appearances, this is one of the better routes at Solaris.
    By Matt Gates
    From: Pinewood Springs, CO
    Oct 16, 2006
    rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

    Another "must do" at Solaris! Don't celebrate too early as it is slightly run out (but easy climbing) from the last bolt to the anchors.
    By Josh M.
    From: Golden, CO
    Jul 20, 2009

    Excellent, well protected route (bolts just where you want them). It's still getting "cleaned up," as there's still a fair bit of lichen/dirt/loose chips.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Aug 9, 2013
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    This is a fun climb that maintains its difficulty throughout.

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