After 300 multi pitch trad climbs at Red Rock, I finally climbed Solar Slab. Left the trailhead at 2 in the afternoon....and ended up with the entire upper slab to myself on a beautiful March Saturday....was a bit shocked about that. When I reached the top, Joanne Urioste, a friend (Ken) and her son (Danny) gave me a free ride down on their ropes (took my harness in case I ran into someone I knew...but there is a pleasant walk off for those of you who do not know). They had climbed Black Orpheus and wanted to descend Solar. Great day out with great company on descent.
Part one of a link-up day. We climbed this route via the gully to get it done fast. We climbed this route in about 2 and half hours and rappelled through painted bowl. and ran out and over to juniper canyon and climbed olive oil.