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This is another stacked crag in the Central Gorge that is a good cold weather destination (obviously, it gets sun). It is home to the popular Sendero Luminoso, as well as an assortment of other high quality climbs.
Located just north of the Great Wall of China. Approach from the standard Central Gorge descent gully and cross the River.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Solarium:
Sendero Luminoso 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Static Cling 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Morning Wood 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 150'
Focus 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Supernova 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Venom 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Black Hole 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
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Aberration 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Solarium
This takes the direct line under 'Sendero Luminoso' and shares the same anchor.Start on the unprotected ramp as for 'Sendero Luminoso' (R, but easy) to the ledge/stance. Climb just left of the crack to the high first bolt (5.7) past jugs and slopers to the cleaner wall above. Bust through multiple cruxes to essential rests on good jugs. Clip the last bolt up high and left from a mail-slot jug and traverse left towards the arete using pockets and edges. Use the arete and pockets just to the r...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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