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The home of some beautiful, airy climbing! The routes here all work their way to the spacious shoulder at the top of the Solar Slab Buttress. Several descent options are available. Many parties choose to rappel using the bolted stations on the Solar Slab route and the face immediately to its right (east). This requires two ropes and takes you directly back to the base with no walking. On the downside, this can tempt one to avoid the very top of the route and thus miss out on the full value experience. You would also miss the beautiful hike through the Painted Bowl.
These routes all begin several hundred feet off the deck. Access by climbing any of the routes on the Lower Tier.
9 Total Routes
Browse More Classics in Solar Slab - Upper Tier
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Solar Slab - Upper Tier:
Solar Slab 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 9 pitches, 1220'
Going Nuts 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Sunburn 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 12 pitches, 1500'
Sunspot Ridge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 12 pitches, 1500'
Heliotrope 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, 5 pitches, 750'
Change Up 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Arch Enemy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 500'
Sundog 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Sunflower 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, 6 pitches, 850'
Featured Route For Solar Slab - Upper Tier
Heliotrope 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R NV : Red Rock : ... : Solar Slab - Upper Tier
This is an excellent route straight up the middle of the Solar Slab. It lies to the right of Solar Slab and to the left of Sunflower, but is independent of both lines. The climbing difficulty does not exceed 5.8, but pitch 4 features some old-school slab runouts.Pitch 1: Directly above the top of the approach gully, there is a black, left-facing corner. Pleasant climbing follows the corner to the belay ledge at the top of the first pitch on Solar Slab.Pitch 2: Continue up the right-slanting f...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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