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Climbing in Solstice Cave is no longer off limits. Permission from the Lincoln National Forest (Carlsbad, NM) must be obtained before any new routes can be bolted.
Solstice is located directly accross the canyon from the terminus of the approach trail. This is also one of the few crags visible from the parking area.
9 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Solstice Cave:
Hot Tamale 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Eternal Sunshine 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 50'
Total Eclipse 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Solstice 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 55'
It Put's the Buff On 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 70'
Essence of Darkness 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Infernal Justice 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 70'
Featured Route For Solstice Cave
Infernal Justice 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Solstice Cave
AMAZING route! Definitely the best one in the cave. Spectacular movement with no major rests.Move up the left hand archway of the cave. Easy terrain (5.9ish) leads to a high first bolt - don't fall. Move up to a flat ledge, and get psyched! Some people use a scummy kneebar on a small tooth under the roof to span the gap to small edges. Considering my noob kneebar capabilities, I opted to deadpoint instead. Power up the overhanging wall, then make the coolest move at Last Chance - mandatory rose ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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