A climber working up Banshee. May 2013.
Visible across the valley from the Great Wall, the Solarium offers a a number of difficult sport lines, with more in development.
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.
Weather station 8.6 miles from here
13 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Solarium:
Banshee 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Magnum Opus 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Abiyoyo 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Galunlati 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Mirage 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Featured Route For The Solarium
Banshee 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a KY
: Red River Gorge
: ... : The Solarium
Anchor your belayer and steep out over the void, follow bolts up and right to a huge hueco. Sit down and ponder teh meaning of life. Exit the hueco and make difficult moves up and right to a second hueco (Abiyoyo 5.12b heads up and left from the first hueco). Sit down and ponder why we climb. Exit the hueco and follow jugs to the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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From: Cincinnati, OH
Jun 30, 2013
Be wary of wasps on the upper half of many of these routes during the summer.