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Solar Wall

(14 routes)

A prominent wall. Bolt anchors a few metres back.

  • West

    Aspect

Type: 
Wall
Aspect: 
West

A prominent wall. Bolt anchors a few metres back.

Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
AN
14
0
Natural gear required
  The broken corner at the left end of the wall, good climbing. Affected by quake.

Lindsay Main, 1996

AM
15
0
Natural gear required
  Start in the steep shallow groove on big holds with no pro. Then reach left for pro and move up. Affected by quake.

Stu Allan, 1996

AB
15
0
Natural gear required
  Around on the front face climb a thin crack (crux) to bushes. Follow the wider, easier crack to the top. Affected by quake.

Neil Sloan, 1998

AD
16
0
Natural gear required
  Start just to the right at a crack and climb straight up with pro in scrubby cracks on both sides. Strenuous, but good pro.

Lindsay Main, 1996

UN
17
1.02
4X bolts
  A good route between AOBTD and Lizard. Follow the line of bolts to DBB. A long runner is needed on the last bolt which is on a flat ledge (pumpy clip)

John Entwisle

L
16
0
Natural gear required
  Steep curving corner. Start as for FFF but follow the crack and ledge rightward. Steeply up the crack. Before exiting the crack, step left and climb the wall to the DBB or continue to the double chain anchors at the top of the crag. Affected by quake in mid section but seems OK.

Neil Sloan, 1992

P
19
0
4X bolts
1
  A shallow steep corner a metre left of SP. At the top of the corner step right onto the wall and then back left to finish. Ring bolt anchor.
S
20
1.02
4X bolts
1
  A clean wall just to the right. Climb the arete to the second bolt and then up the face on the right side. Be careful as the finishing block has fallen off. Double ring bolt belay on the tier above, shared with Dance to a different tune and Electricorpse.

Neil Sloan, 1992

DDT
20
0
3X bolts
  Start in the middle of the wall and climb over a small bulge and up the top wall. Originally soloed. Has 2 of its own bolts and the third from Electricorpse.

Simon Middlemass (solo), 1992

E
17
0
1X bolts
Natural gear required
  A metre right is a steep crack with a gully above. At the top of the crack, step right to the ledge. Then step left onto the Solar Powered wall and up past the bolt. Poor pro low down. DBB

Neil Sloan, 1992

20
0
2X bolts
Natural gear required
  Starts in a short, overhanging open corner, moving up to a ledge. Then easier climbing up the wall above with good pro. Has 2 bolts plus 2 anchor chains.

Neil Sloan, 1992

14
0
Natural gear required
  start low down at the very right edge of the wall and climb the arete to a ledge. Step left for protection (wires) then up the arete to a horizontal break (cams) and pull over the top.

Lindsay Main, 1998

SD
22
1.02
3X bolts
One or more images in route detail.
  On a boulder 20m to the right. Start on the left side and boulder right-ward to a pocket, then move up and clip the 2nd bolt. Thin balance moves on to the slab and up past the 2nd bolt to the anchors. Castle-Hill-ish.

Marcus Thomas, 1999

MC
14
0
3X bolts
  On the tiny buttress 20m further right and 20m left of Nuggets.Short route on a buttress. Start in the corner or on the R arete (harder) and clip the bolts up to the DBB. Also described in the Merlin section

Lindsay Main, 2003

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