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Sideline - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


A stellar new route up the left wall of the Solar Slab gully. Start on the left side of the gully in a wide chimney. Pitch 1: Ascend the chimney and then follow the corner to a nice ledge with some trees above. 180', 5.7 Pitch 2: Step onto the left wall of the gully and follow a crack up and eventually traverse right into a large chimney/tunnel/slot that leads to a nice ledge. 100', 5.9 Pitch 3: Chimney outward along slick rock to the base of a sharp finger crack. Ascend this crack to a nice ledge above. 75', 5.8+ Pitch 4: Work along an obvious ledge system toward the base of Solar Slab, eventually ascending an easy slab to reach the base of the large boulder atop Johnny Vegas. 180', 5.5

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2006-01-08
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Route ID: 72271

3 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2009-02-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Sideline

Like Frieda's Flake, an overlooked decent route on the lower Solar Slab. First pitch is fast and furious. The 2nd and 3rd pitches offered some good, albeit short, crack climbing by Red Rocks standard. The last pitch gets you right to the top of Johnny Vegas. Rope drag is such, you do need to break it up into 4 pitches, but they go fast.

Added: 2009-02-12

Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: snakehuntergirl on 2005-11-25 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Thanks to Larry DeAngelo(LarryD) and John Wilder (Vegastradguy) for letting me come along for the ride! Had a blast!

Added: 2005-11-25

Onsight Onsight ascent by: vegastradguy on 2005-11-25 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

great route- name forthcoming.

Witnessed by: larryd, snakehuntergirl
Added: 2005-11-25