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Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.11 - - 14 14

Directions to Solarium

Muir Valley
This wall is in property owned by Muir Valley. Be respectful.
This is the beautiful brilliant orange wall across from the Great Wall. From the creek crossing below the Great Wall (at the hairpin curve) follow the logging road left and uphill until you reach a flat area with a large mossy boulder and another logging road on your right that runs parallel to the Solarium. Walk along this level road for approximately 30-40 feet until you see some wooden steps on your left. Follow the short trail on up. This will place you at the left edge of the Solarium. Please be respectful of the project routes and for your safety please stay out of the way of routes that are currently being bolted and cleaned. Routes are listed from left to right.

Wall Sun: Morning

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Air-Ride Equipped Sport 5.11a
4.26  (184) 70ft


Manifest Destiny Sport 5.11d
3.99  (118) 70ft


So Long Mr. Petey Sport 5.12c
3.42  (36) 70ft  


Magnum Opus Sport 5.12a
4.22  (110) 90ft


Urban Voodoo Sport 5.12d
3.54  (13) 95ft


Delicatessen Sport 5.12a
4.47  (45) 90ft


Super Best Friends Sport 5.12b
4.57  (84) 95ft


Summer Sunshine Sport 5.12b
3.85  (39) 95ft


Galunlati Sport 5.12b
4.43  (69) 95ft


Mirage Sport 5.12c
4.51  (63) 95ft


Bundle of Joy Sport 5.13a
4.78  (27) 90ft


Abiyoyo Sport 5.12b
4.69  (77) 95ft


Banshee Sport 5.11c
4.63  (138) 100ft


Helios Sport 5.13b
3.33  (3) 80ft  


J-Rock said on February 28th, 2005
This area is still under construction and should be online in March or April. We will make an announcement on when it is open to the public. It will be well-worth the wait...
funhog said on April 9th, 2005
anything left to help ya with? ha ha
Spoonman said on April 21st, 2005
The Solarium is in the shade in the afternoons.
ninesixfour said on November 5th, 2005
I'm bolting route #9 right now. I'll let everyone know when it's open for climbing.
ninesixfour said on November 10th, 2005
Route #9 was climbed yesterday. It's called Mirage and it's 12c. I left my draws on it so others could check it out. Enjoy.
ninesixfour said on November 10th, 2005
Route #9 was climbed yesterday. It's called Mirage and it's 12c. I left my draws on it so others could check it out. Enjoy.
Anonymous said on March 9th, 2007
Are there any plans for reopening the closed routes anytime soon?? These routes look to nice to be closed.
said on June 8th, 2009
The shade comes at about 1 and is in shade the rest of the day.
Anonymous said on October 4th, 2015
What's the new route right of banshee.
dustonian said on October 4th, 2015
Maybe 13+? Open project
Dmack said on April 23rd, 2017
I did the open project to the right of Banshee yesterday. Maybe hard 13b? Thanks for bolting it Dustin!
dustonian said on April 23rd, 2017
Awesome Dru! Siked to see you doing some sandbaggin'! Now ya gotta name it...
Nick said on April 23rd, 2017
Awsome name!
Anonymous said on February 25th, 2020
Any first hand accounts of how air ride equipped or banshee are on a rainy day?
AidClimber said on February 26th, 2020
The Weber's have constructed a giant metal dome that rises over all of Muir whenever it rains, no worries bro
Anonymous said on February 26th, 2020
That is correct. The per-car parking cost, however, is now 50 dollars.
Anonymous said on February 26th, 2020
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.....seriously tho.
Cocoapuffs1000 said on February 27th, 2020
Banshee will stay dry in light rain but the top will get runoff after a steady rain. However it's all jugs up there IIRC. Can't remember about Air Ride.
Anonymous said on February 27th, 2020
Banshee and Air Ride are both wet on rainy days because I'm gonna go pour water on the good holds now just because of that comment