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.
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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+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Eternal Sunshine 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 50'
Total Eclipse 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13 Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Total Eclipse 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13 NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : ... : Solstice Cave
Good moves on this fantastic roof route. The pump factor will have you sweating if your lucky enough to get to the chains. Watch the 2nd bolt has difficult clip. Stick clip helps here, but watch out for the big swing if you blow the opening moves. 4 or 5th bolt, this route joins the Solstice line and finishes at the lower 'Buff' anchor. Another fantastic route put up by that Canadian....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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