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Solar Winds 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: mike carville, kia burns, brad johnson, john robinson
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Submitted By: mike carville on May 5, 2013

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Kelley enjoying a rest before the crux on solar wi...


climb face/cracks then traverse top to anchors over left. In Mike Carville's 1991 guide book this was a top rope climb. It is now bolted.


left side of wall. See Emeralds main page. (Photos)



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By Alan
Aug 31, 2014

I'm confused. In the hand drawn mini guide solar wind is listed as 11b and is the left most bolt line. However, on MP it is listed as 10c and sunburn is listed as 11b/c. There are two bolt lines on this face however they share a 3rd or 4th bolt then they diverge again with a bolt left if a mini roof and a bolt above the mini roof on the right. Which line is actually solar wind? We did what we thought was the 11b based on the hand drawn topo clipping the left most line until they diverge, at which time we moved right to the bolt above the roof and then back left to the last two bolts and anchor. Not sure if we mixed two routes together or what but the line felt natural and the climbing was fun. Felt like possible 5.11 climbing in a few sections either way.
By Marcus McCoy
Apr 11, 2015

so, farthest left start and right option finish after the routes cross? Do I understand this correctly?
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
5 days ago
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Start left finish right .10c

Start right finish left (direct) .11b/c
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