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Soler - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 4.58/5 Average Rating : 4.58 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (35)
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P1: Medium to big pieces for wide flake. Or ask at The Gendarme (gear shop) for a "Soler Pipe"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.62/5
  Rock Quality 4.52/5
  Scenery 4.57/5
  Fun Factor 4.57/5

Description:

Wide (5-7"?) first pitch has spit many off with ankle busting consequences. Bring the big stuff or be prepared to run out solid 5.7 laybacking for about 25 feet. Belay on top of the flake with placed gear, or continue traversing right to two bolts (better). The second pitch is wonderful. The holds are incut, the exposure is huge, and the pro is solid. Spits you out directly on the summit. Enjoy this true classic. To avoid the first wide pitch, climb the first pitch of Conn's East, a very aesthetic start that ends at the bolts described above. Why the hell would anyone want to miss the 1st pitch, huge gear episode? You gotta do it! Take a green Big Bro and a purple #4 camalot and your cool... One of the best routes at Seneca and named after a master...done by Tony Soler in 1951 freaking AWESOME!

Submitted by: ontherocks on 2005-09-29
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Route ID: 38059

35 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: up_for_a_good_time on 2013-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars great, great climb.

swung leads with Nate. i took 1st plus a little too far. NC took 2nd pitch, though we started about 40 feet too far right and ended up making a spicy tranverse back left.

Added: 2013-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rastafarout on 2013-07-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2013-08-06

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: binkus on 2013-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Pitch 2

fun climb

Added: 2013-06-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: jfreezy92 on 2013-05-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars don't get lost

hard to find. also, don't get off route on the 5.9R straight up from the first pitch belay

Added: 2013-06-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jasile on 2013-05-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars As good as they say

What a great route. Didn't have the big gear for the 1st pitch so used what I could and ran it out. Camped out in line at the top of the first pitch but loved the second pitch. Great time.

Added: 2013-05-05

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