Getting to Solar Selew

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
4
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11840mYes
 

An enjoyable, airy climb, and the most direct
line on the North Face.
Climb the first two pitches
of The Dihedral, avoiding the belay station at
the end of the first pitch.

22030m3Yes
 

Starts to the right of belay
bolts. Climb the face direct past a bush (bolt).
Move up to a ramp (friends) tending left to
reach another bolt. Climb through bulges
(cams and 3 bolts), then follow crack to reach
chain belay next to small manuka bushes.

32220m1Yes
 

Up a slab left of the belay,
through a bulge (large cam and 10 hex), to an
easy scramble rightish (bolt) before stepping
onto ramp. More bolts protect the crux — an
overhang surmounted by bridging, then
through a grassy bit to belay on a large rock
to left.

Grade: 
18 ,20 ,22
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
90m
Bolts: 
4
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Chris North, Emily Lane, Guy White, 1996
UUID: 
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