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The Solarium

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The Solarium 


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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 18, 2007
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A climber working up Banshee. May 2013.

Description 

Visible across the valley from the Great Wall, the Solarium offers a a number of difficult sport lines, with more in development.


Getting There 

Approach as for the Great Wall and Hideout, but continue past the creek crossing and follow a logging road left and uphill. At a flat area, go right on another logging road and watch for a trail marking on the left about 30-40' up the road. Follow this trail to the Solarium.


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',9],['5.13',0],['>=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 The Solarium:
Air Ride Equipped   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Banshee   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Manifest Destiny   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Magnum Opus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Summer Sunshine   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 95'   
Galunlati   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Abiyoyo   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Super Best Friends   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 95'   
Mirage   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
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Manifest Destiny may not be 5.12a for those of average height, but for Linda (4' 11.5") it is definitely solid 5.12. Full iron cross reach out the roof then good body tension to release out with out swinging.

Manifest Destiny 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  KY : Red River Gorge : ... : The Solarium
This route starts on crimpers, then continues on easier terrain to a rest below the roof. Crank out the roof and encounter the crux. Above is another good rest before moderate climbing to the chains...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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By tscupp
From: Cincinnati, OH
Jun 30, 2013

Be wary of wasps on the upper half of many of these routes during the summer.