Just to the right of the arete (Beam Me Up Scottie), crouch-start on some big edges and head up and slightly right. Climb past a couple sets of thin pockets and make a toss for the lip. Unlocking the sequence is the crux.
An area classic and a must-do for the grade. Location
West face of the 'Solarium Boulder', left of center, just right of the left arete.
By Euan Cameron Administrator From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes Dec 29, 2007 rating: V3 6A
Steeper than it looks. The crux move up to the lip will feel hard for the grade for those shorter in stature.
By Adam Winters Administrator From: the Shire Jan 13, 2008 rating: V3+ 6A+
this is a stiff v3
By Greg DeMatteo From: W. Lebanon, NH Dec 8, 2008 rating: V4- 6B
Definitely the hardest V3 I've ever done.
By Euan Cameron Administrator From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes Dec 24, 2008 rating: V3 6A
A hold has recently broken (the 2nd large side pull) which makes this more sustained, but doesn't change the grade.
By C Miller Administrator Dec 1, 2009
Solarium on Youtube -
By Andy Liu From: Mammoth Lakes, CA Jan 30, 2010 VIDEO
By Eric Schnepel From: Portland Mar 19, 2011 rating: V4- 6B
Felt like soft v4 to me
By GhaMby From: Heaven Jan 3, 2012 rating: V4 6B
The consensus when I was there was that this was a v4 for those under 6 ft., also the new book gives it V4.
By Tradoholic Feb 21, 2013 rating: V4 6B
Getting pretty polished, it hurts the quality. Chalk, scrub, blow, repeat.
By cbtacy Aug 11, 2013 rating: V3 6A
Not really height dependent (I'm quite not tall). Just requires technique and footwork for the one move.
The true grade (V3) is for the problem done while NOT IN THE SUN. Try it... you'll be amazed by how much easier it feels.