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Summer Sunshine

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Solarium


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Galunlati 5.12b (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Tim Powers, Josh Thurston in 2005
Length: 95ft
Bolts: 10 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Overhanging face that finishes right of the big pink hueco. Reachy boulder problem between 2nd and 3rd bolts followed by several more out a few small roofs. Huge jugs at the top.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Ring Anchors
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Muir Valley

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4.43 stars (69 votes)
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5.12b (68 votes)

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Submitted by: J-Rock
Date: Feb 21st, 2006


J-Rock said on June 1st, 2005
There is a grumpy rat snake that lives between the boulders at the base of this route. He likes to shake his tail in the dry leaves and brush to sound like a rattlesnake.
J-Rock said on June 17th, 2005
Oh yeah, there are two flying squirrels high on the route also. Fun climb, it's probably only 5.10 if you've got a good reach.
Toy said on October 31st, 2005
Great route. Careful of the friable rock just at the 2nd bolt.
der uber said on July 3rd, 2006
Highly recommended for those wanting to bag a 12. Very doable. Climb fast & steady to the 4th and then pace youself the rest of the way. I'd would not be surprised if thise got downgraded to 12b - Still one of my favorite routes.
chouca said on October 14th, 2007
one of my favorites too. Power endurance at its best. The holds at the top get bigger, when you need em.
V10Mike said on April 26th, 2008
Brutal crux! Good thing its a short crux! Love having to hang on forever through awesome holds to the top. So cool!
mike_anderson said on May 13th, 2009
Just as good as Abiyoyo.
said on July 11th, 2010
Does anyone head left between the obivious low crux around the 2nd bolt.......still close to how its normally done but alot easyier......???
pawilkes said on July 11th, 2010
Dru - I sorted out that beta last week. I ticked up the really good side pull out left. it's a lot easier than the beta to the right but doesn't seem more off the bolt line than the right option.
vertical1 said on July 15th, 2010
I would say the left beta would still be 12b, but you are robbing yourself of the coolest move on the route.
climb2core said on July 8th, 2013
Low crux was pretty manageable going out left. Seems like the upper crux should be easy but the pump starts to set in midway through. When I hung the draws the headwall was bone dry (after 12" of rain in 7 days) but for some reason today was the day it started running on top. It was still climable even after the growing steam soaked the last 3 bolts, but it was definitely more exciting... Solid at 12b.
Willy said on March 23rd, 2014
How has this sat this long without a cleaning draw?!? The swing into that tree sucks! Left a steel perma on the fifth today.
Anonymous said on March 23rd, 2014
the horror!!!
Spikeddem said on May 6th, 2014
When this thing gets re-bolted, it'd be pretty smart to move the fourth bolt in line with the other bolts and the jugs. The fifth was moved, but the fourth never was.
StepLEFTskyline said on June 9th, 2015
The placement of the bolts causes a lot of drag. Fun route though.
Chiyram said on May 8th, 2017
Hanging the fourth is a pain in the rear... amazing route though!
AidClimber said on September 16th, 2020
Unbelievably good. That 4th bolt really needs to be moved to the left though.