This route is located in the Muir Valley at Solarium

Bundle of Joy

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Mirage 5.12c (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Chris Martin in 2005
Length: 95ft
Bolts: 10 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Next route to the right on the gorgeous overhanging orange face. First 5 bolts are thin and very continuous. Obvious crux at the second bolt. It's a very very nice line...
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Metolius rap anchors
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Muir Valley
beautiful (1) crimpy (1)
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4.5 stars (56 votes)
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5.12c (69 votes)

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ninesixfour said on November 5th, 2005
I am currently bolting this route. I doubt it will be 5.12+. I'll let everyone know when it's open for climbing.
ninesixfour said on November 10th, 2005
Climbed November 9 2005. It's called Mirage (12c).
J-Rock said on November 10th, 2005
Nice work! Could you send us a description, bolt count, anchor information, etc. please?
Astroman said on November 11th, 2005
It's long- 10 bolts. Metolious rap anchor. First 5 bolts are thin and very continuous. Obvious crux at the second bolt (not unlike it's neighbor to the left). It's a very very nice line...
ninesixfour said on November 11th, 2005
Just a reminder; Metolius "Rap" Anchors are designed to be lowered from as well as rappelled from. They are the width of a standard carabiner so they will not damage your rope.
Power2U said on November 20th, 2005
Great climb! Most continuous one on the wall.
ray said on October 30th, 2006
Sustained crimping for the first 30-40 feet. Great line!
chouca said on October 15th, 2007
good, but I didnĀ“t like it as much as Galunlati. The undercut move at the 4th bolt felt hard for me.
vertical1 said on July 30th, 2010
I felt the crux was 4th to 5th bolt. Just my honest opinion. But a great route, and as good or better than Galunlati. This whole wall is awesome.
dustonian said on October 21st, 2010
Granite 11d. I'll give it 12a since I fell and those granite 11d's are all sandbagged.
ACD said on October 30th, 2010
well I onsighted it, enjoyed it and i'm agreeing it's a 12c quite sustained, great line and perfect rock.
der uber said on March 4th, 2011
Very cool crux out of the hueco, especially the undercling move. Don't get excited until you are past the 6th.
Yasmeen said on April 25th, 2011
Climbable even after a few days of heavy rain. The top 5 feet get soaked, but you can still clip the chains, and the rest of the route stays dry.
ClimbLikeAGirl said on June 14th, 2013
I did this yesterday in a downpour. The first bolt and a half gets wet but it is still doable and the top seemed to stay dry. I loved this route and found the crimping on it very fun. The undercling move at the 4th bolt is awesome!