This is a wonderful climb with an amazing second pitch. The 5.9 rating given by guidebooks was soft, and the LB is overhyped. The LB on Great Red Book felt harder. The chimney is super fun and the other cruiser pitches aren't bad either. Highly enjoyable.
Busy day at Solar Slab, we avoided the rush hour traffic next door and enjoyed a fantastic route. Huge chimney with heady exit followed by stout lieback, one of the finest pitches I've climbed.
3rd time doing route...let Pat have the 2nd pitch...many of us consider this the best overall pitch of climbing at Solar Slab. Gives you a bit of variety.
The crack above the chimney looks steep but goes well.
Great 3-pitch climb. very intimidating P2 with the chimney move and beautiful dihedral (I did the book and not the arete variation). Climbed this route after doing Johnny Vegas.
With young Joe. Great day, only one other party all day long back in the Solar Slab area. I had done Horndogger to Sundog to the right. Later Stacy and I did Johnny Vegas in the middle and noticed these dudes having a great time on Beulah's Book. So Joe and I combined Beulah's Book and Sunflower above for a perfect day of climbing (8 long pitches). So far, Beulah's Book (because of that stellar 2nd pitch, I led the arete variation) and Sunflower are my favorite combination for this area. Sunflower had 3 outstanding pitches on it, the 2 5.9's and the 5.8. The arete over to the lie back on that 2nd pitch of Beulah's was a fantastic pitch as well for the grade (5.9).
Great route the chimney pitch is the best the following pitch number 3 is best done i think by laying back great route