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Super Best Friends

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Solarium


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Summer Sunshine 5.12b (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Greg Martin, Josh Thurston, Greg Purnell in 2005
Length: 95ft
Bolts: 10 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Next route to the right. Starts at the base of a huge boulder. Finishes to the left of the giant pink hueco.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Ring Anchors
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Muir Valley

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3.87 stars (38 votes)
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5.12b (38 votes)

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Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Nov 23rd, 2011

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Nov 23rd, 2011

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Nov 23rd, 2011

Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Nov 23rd, 2011


haas said on June 3rd, 2005
The start is horrible. Who the hell left the briar bushes on the ledge that you climb through when cleaning this thing? I can see it on a trad route that someone hasn't done in awhile, but leaving big ass thorn bushes on a sport route that was just bolted is lazy and sucks stars away from an otherwise good climb
haas said on June 6th, 2005
I was informed this route is still being cleaned by the FAer. Can't wait to get back on it afterwards, sorry for the comments Martin
Anonymous said on June 10th, 2005
I no longer have nothing to dp with it. Ask Spoonman.
Anonymous said on June 17th, 2005
Briar bushes suck! Kill all of the weeds! I heard Agent Orange works. What about spraying the route with weed-be-gone.
rhunt said on March 21st, 2006
Will this route(and others that are temporarily closed) be opened back up by mid spring?
J-Rock said on March 22nd, 2006
Yep, I was told that Rick, Bryan, and others are currently replacing some of the bolts with glue-ins.
rhunt said on March 22nd, 2006
Thanks J-Rock! Bryan PM'd me with some info. I am psyched to get back on this route, it is super cool!
SCIN said on November 5th, 2006
Cool line. I kind of screwed up and got confused about the closures and did this and the line to the left of it this week so nobody give me shit for doing closed lines.
512OW said on May 19th, 2008
Guardian wasps all over this thing. Combined with the friable rock up top, made for an exciting lead.
dustonian said on April 6th, 2010
awesome route!! thanks guys. there's a wasp or two and the top but they are chill and easy to avoid if you stay left.
ACD said on October 30th, 2010
chossy start and loose flakes spoil the line until it steepens. The worst route on the wall by a long way. Bloke climbed it a couple of days before me and pulled off a flake which sent somebody below to hospital with staples in his head! Belayers beware!
tbwilsonky said on October 20th, 2011
i removed the remaining plates off the ledge near the third, which should just about wrap up any major issues re: rockfall. really fun route.
dustonian said on May 28th, 2013
route is pretty damn clean now and kick ass... sports one of the harder cruxes on the wall
climb2core said on July 22nd, 2013
Route was clean and great fun. Climbed it in the shining sun of July (clouds parted for me). I did the crux with beta I can only assume hasn't been used or used much as the two holds I used to reach the horn had zero chalk. I didn't go left but instead went straight up. This way the route felt more 11d than 12b. I tried the typical go left, traverse right and it was way harder.
dustonian said on July 22nd, 2013
interesting.... how was the crux clip that way?
climb2core said on July 22nd, 2013
Easy, because I clipped it with my left hand, and my right hand was on a large incut just above the horn. But I assume you could wait and clip it the same way with your right hand on the horn. With the way I ended up doing it your left hand goes to the horn so you go to the even better hold above it to free up your left to clip.
Anonymous said on August 12th, 2013
I second climb2core - moving right to the arete early is good beta... Fun climbing and neat route!
Anonymous said on December 7th, 2015
yeah, the "right" beta (which is more or less straight up) is definitely easier than going left and traversing (which is where most of the chalk goes). i'd say 12a with that beta.