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Submitted By: eDixon on Jun 2, 2006
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Description 

Located at the far right end of East Animas, this has some shorter bolted slab routes. The routes range from 5.7 to 5.11.

Getting There 

From the approach trail, hike right from the Watch Crystal. Go past Jabba Buttress (maybe 100 yards or so) and look for some bolted lines.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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By ozman
From: CO / NM
Aug 21, 2011
These routes are sandbagged big time. All the climbs on this wall are super cruiser for 3/4 of the route through the hueco sections but then have acute cruxes one bolt below the chains. I think there are way more bolts to clip than the route descriptions state, probably added later. I think there are four routes on the wall, unless I have the wrong area. The second route from the right is great with huecos down low, a mantle move to get under a slight roof then out right to the arete to finally get to the anchor. Great route; it probably goes 10a.
By chosspector
From: San Juans, CO
Apr 6, 2012
Ozman, you're thinking of the Sandman Wall on Jabba Buttress. The Solarium is a few hundred feet to the right, all slab climbs.
By Matthias Holladay
From: Durango, Colorado
May 28, 2013
The climbs in this superb area are lonely; they await new friends, creative hard routes, as well as soft routes to be neighbors with. They also beckon for refurbishment, extension, and passage and to those amongst us who would create their like kind, those who often prefer the untraveled terrain.

Like that dihedral + bolts and the little point above? Any info anyone? Solar Flare & Sun Tan and Burn FAs?

It is a bit of a hike to get over here, but it's a really nice area with potential.