Solstice, 5.5-510.a

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Created On: Dec 18, 2005
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The Solstice and Heart and Sole (msp) are across the creek from First Rock (east side). From First Rock cross the bridge and immediately start ascending a faint trial up the hill to your left that leads up to a cliff on Heart Mountain’s west slope. Heart and Sole (msp) is the first set of routes you come to and several minutes further south around the corner is The Solstice. These are all smearing type routes.

Route Description

Routes listed from left to right as you face the wall.

Electric Koolaid Ocean- 5.6- 5 bolts to anchor, 20 meter rappel. Great one for beginners.
Herbivore Dance- 5.5- 4 bolts smearing to anchor, 20 meter rappel. Same.
Iron Eclipse- 5.8- 6 bolts to anchor, crux is the start, 16 meter rappel.
Tribal Wedding- 5.9
Merry Pranksters- 5.10a

Essential Gear

At least one 60 Meter Rope, Helmet, Climbing Shoes, Some Gear (mostly bolted sport routes though), The Local Guide Book (Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies) and these Topo Maps.

Miscellaneous Info

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