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Solstice Cave  


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The right half of the Solstice Cave. There are so...

Climbing is currently allowed in Last Chance Canyon. Continued access is everyones responsibility. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.1 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',3],['5.13',5],['>=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]

The Classics

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'   
It Put's the Buff On   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For Solstice Cave
Flying through the big move near the top.

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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The left half of the Solstice Cave.  There are som...
The left half of the Solstice Cave. There are som...
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