Going Nuts 5.6
Solar Slab Area, Oak Creek Canyon
About the Climb
Going Nuts is a short 2 pitch route that starts from the Solar Slab Ledge in the middle of the huge arch. The climbing is super fun on tiles of varnish, like a mini Armatron (5.9). Because of the structure of the varnish, nuts work best for protection, so you could be going nuts only.
Because of its position and length the route is seldom the main objective of the day, but it can be easily combined with one of the other popular climbs in the area.
The route makes a nice 2-pitch extension to routes on the lower tier of the Solar Slab Wall that top out on the Solar Slab Ledge. Johnny Vegas (5.7) is the most logical combination considering its grade. Beulah's Book (5.9) is also an excellent route that can easily be combined with Going Nuts.
Alternatively, Going Nuts can also be used as an alternative start for the ever popular Solar Slab (5.6). From the top of the route you have to traverse right over the arch to reach the second belay of Solar Slab.
If you like climbing on tiles of varnish, you should put Armatron (5.9) on top of your tick list. It has 2 full pitches of sustained 5.6 climbing on incredible varnish tiles. The fact that the route is located on the Brownstone Wall keeps the crowds away.