Grade II - III
FA: Tony Soler, Art Lembeck, Herb Conn, Ray Moore, Chris Scordus
August 30, 1951
FAA: Layton Kor & Raymond Jacquot
May 2, 1959
Double standard rack with extras in #0.75 & #1 BD
A classic among classics! Soler was the first aid climb on Devils Tower as well as the first aid climb to be freed.
Two fantastic pitches lead to the Meadows & the Standard Meadows Finish.
Take the Tower Trail until you're at the viewing tubes for the Historic Steak Ladder. Head up the climber's trail to the base of the Tower. From here head right across The Ramp area. Follow the path of least resistances across the ramp to a big flat ledge that is the El Crack / Soler ledge.
For extra protection you can rope up for the exposed sections of the Ramp.
Climb up easy ground to gain the right facing corner. Climb the double crack to the 2 bolt hanging belay.
Continue up the corner to a nice ledge and build a gear anchor.
Do a short pitch to gain the meadows trails and the Standard Meadows Finish. Follow the obvious trails through the meadows to their right most end. Climb down and to climbers right to find the path of least resistance and the Meadows Finish. It is recommended to remained roped in during the Meadows finish as a fall would be devastating.