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The Solarium 


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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 18, 2007
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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.


Climbing Season


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',6],['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+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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'   
Manifest Destiny   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Galunlati   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Summer Sunshine   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 95'   
Super Best Friends   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 95'   
Abiyoyo   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'   
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Featured Route For The Solarium
Above the second hueco and into the steep, big jugs, fun climbing to the top.

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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By tscupp
From: Cincinnati, OH
Jun 30, 2013

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