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Colin Lee on the second ascent of "Solar Eclipse".
A beautiful splitter crack throught the middle of the Observatory Ledge. The whole gamut of climbing styles from tricky face to finger and hands to tips through the crux. Finish left at the top. For the harder "Lunar Eclipse" finish variation(10d), finish right.
Lots of lichen on the rock off the belay but improves as you ascend. Makes for beautiful rock!
From the arete on the right edge of this crag, the first crack is Luna Lumina, then an unfinished project, then Solar Eclipse. Belay from the Observatory Ledge's left set of anchors. Climb up past face moves through two bolts to the base of the splitter at the headwall. Climb crack and descend from bolted anchors or top out and belay from juniper and walk off. Single rope easily descends to ground in two raps.
To reach Observatory Ledge, climb Space Shuttle to anchors, and then another 20 feet up to Observatory Ledge-Right anchors. Then traverse 15 feet to left Observatory Ledge-Left anchors.
2 bolts and a single rack of gear up to #3 Camalot.
Colin on the steep upper section of "Solar Eclipse...
Colin placing thin gear on "Solar Eclipse."
Colin finishing "Solar Eclipse" at the end of the ...