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BETA PHOTO: Solar Eclipse. Climb the bolted face in the cente...
Located on the sunny side about 15ft left of where the trail meets the wall. Follow a handful of bolts between two cracks in an open corner. Thin edges lead you to an anchor.
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|By Perin Blanchard|
From: Orem, UT
Oct 17, 2006
According to the new "Rock Climbs of Southwest Utah, Second Edition" this route is 5.10b. This seems to assume that one avoids stemming and/or using the cracks on either side. I didn't avoid such stylistic faux pas and 5.9 seemed about right.
|By Ryan Brough|
From: Arvada, Colorado
Jan 28, 2007
The beta I got said that this is a "face-only" climb (dr.topo). IMHO, this is a hard 5.10b start without the cracks (which can be bear-hugged past the bouldery start). Perin has the right idea of how to climb this route. Besides, the 5.9 face near the top is a whole lot more fun than nailing the sequence at the start.