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SawtoothSeanfUN  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2014

SawtoothSean

cLIMBED VIA THE gULLY on the 23rd and reached top of 5th pitched. Returned a few days later and climbed via Johnny Vegas (much more fun than Gully), then made it to top of 7th pitch. Takes awhile to rap. We had a 70m, but you still need two ropes ideally to get off.
Posted Feb 3, 2014 9:24 pm

seanoSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2013

seano

Fun climb, mostly on big varnish holds. The walk-off is a bit gnarly, but not bad by Red Rocks standards, though it does require a bit of 5th class downclimbing. Trip report.
Posted Mar 21, 2013 5:18 pm

Dow WilliamsSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2012

Dow Williams

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.
Posted Mar 15, 2012 6:51 pm

platypiiGreat climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2011

platypii

Success on our 2nd attempt at Solar Slab (ran out of daylight the first time). Endless fun on moderate climbing. FYI- we left our rope when we started scrambling up the class 3 slabs near the top to save weight. Don't do that. There's one more technical pitch, which we Solo'd because we were too lazy to go back for the rope. Oops. :-)
Posted Feb 9, 2011 9:17 pm

Montana MattOne of my favorites  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 1999

Montana Matt

Climbed with Josh. Loved it!
Posted Feb 7, 2011 9:30 pm

utclimberSolar Slab and Gully  Sucess!
I climbed Solar Slab, approaching from the gully in March of 2003. Fun climb.
Posted May 10, 2010 11:43 pm

haishanClassic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009

haishan

Climbed SS gully and were able to pass two parties (on Johnny Vegas) and reach upper route first. Got very cold and windy on top, some brief rain showers on rappel. Recommend double-rope raps on upper tier but single-rope in the gully.
Posted Mar 31, 2010 9:59 pm

SKIShoulda brought two ropes!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2009

SKI

Running it out quite a bit on the third pitch! +1 to WML for a rap epic. My bad!
Posted Dec 30, 2009 8:44 pm

WMLlong day!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2009

WML

Wound up pitching out the gully below with a buddy who hadn't climbed trad prior as a warm-up, got a few pitches up, then had to descend due to lack of daylight (yay winter climbing!). Rappelled Johnny Vegas (double-rope raps, not recommended in the dark...just sayin.)
Posted Nov 23, 2009 10:55 am

pyergersolar slab

pyerger

A few attempts, but keep running out of daylight. Winter climbing
Posted Jul 29, 2009 10:47 am

J FoxA great into to Red Rocks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

J Fox

PArt 2 of my first day climbing at Red Rocks. Climbed with dervin, dale and ryan. A sweet climb, linked with Johnny Vegas. We got rained on while rapping off but made it down fine even with 4 people sharing some pretty tight rap stations.
Posted Jun 9, 2009 4:32 pm

dervinPart 2 Of an Epic Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009

dervin

Perfect Day.
Posted Jun 8, 2009 10:56 pm

bfrenchSolar Slab  Sucess!

bfrench

Yep.
Posted Apr 30, 2009 10:01 pm

JGHarrisonWindy but awesome
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2009

JGHarrison

Great climb. Not too hot, but really windy. We bailed on the fourth pitch...Alongside Johnny Vegas this was my first longish trad route. Great time.
Posted Mar 30, 2009 7:34 pm

fossanasolar slab mostly
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2009

fossana

Another quiet climb on Solar Slab wall with Jascha. Combined with Johnny Vegas. Amazingly, no other parties the whole day. Bailed at the pitch after the last rap as the sun went behind Mt Wilson and the frigid winter winds picked up. Rope snags necessitated a few exposed solos, but we made it down safely.
Posted Jan 13, 2009 8:59 am

dfrancomAlmost

dfrancom

Due to weather we had to bail just before the last pitch.. too bad! liked everypitch until then.. first big multipitch climb
Posted Oct 18, 2008 7:26 pm

Sam Page3x  Sucess!

Sam Page

Climbed this in spring 2000, 2001, and 2002. This is one of my favorite routes at Red Rocks. The first time we made the mistake of "finishing the route" and descending the gully.
Posted Apr 20, 2008 7:20 pm

BonesawLong and Fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2008

Bonesaw

Climbed this with my fiance and had a blast! Climbed Solar Slab Gully at night and bivied on the terrace in an effort to avoid crowds. Got a somewhat early start on Solar Slab. Fun climb, pretty straight-forward. Rope got stuck once on the rap descent, but luckily was able to lead on the other rope and retrieve it. Walk back to car (on 159) seemed very long.
Posted Mar 18, 2008 4:10 pm

ibndalightLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2007

ibndalight

Hit this route on a warm up for Black Orpheus was cold route untill the sun hits it in the late morning was a great day
Posted Dec 18, 2007 11:43 pm

HyadventureReal Fun but EPIC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2007

Hyadventure

Woke 5:50, on the trail by 7:00, made easy work of the gully, was going to rap off with couple behind us but they bailed on the 3rd pitch, got slightly off-route on fourth pitch, topped out around 5:30. 9 hours, 8 Rapps, 5 ahh shit moments, 4 route finding errors, 3 bail binners, 2 hole's in my partners pants, and one droped flashlite later we were back in camp (2:30am).
Posted Apr 3, 2007 2:52 pm

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