Soldier Canyon

Ann makes an astute observation: we could save ten miles of driving if we hike to the Jailhouse Rock crag from below, up through Soldier Canyon. It’s just five extra miles of hiking, and a couple thousand feet of elevation gain to haul our forty pound climbing packs up. No brainer! We sweat our way up past blooming poppies, bag a few routes, and follow the creek down sculpted marble pools back to the trail. We even reach our truck before dark, in full agreement that it was a great idea.

Ann Steps Over

My guess at our routes, all small edges and disappearing cracks with a mix of gear and bolts: Mr. Meanor 5.8+, Mug Shot 5.8+, Off Scot Free 5.9+

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