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
Route ID: 72271
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.