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Abbaye d'Orval 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: R. Thompson, C. Oliver, J. Eliot, M. Denton
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Submitted By: Nate Christiansen on Jan 1, 2002

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Ben getting into the 5.10 face moves.

Description 

This is the mixed route just to the right of Hot Zone. Start up the funky crack where stoppers are ideal until face holds hit. Clip a few bolts with some delicate face climbing 'til the bolts are in your face. Diverse route. Enjoy.

Protection 

Set of stoppers.


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Hot Zone on the left, Abbaye d'Orval on the right.
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By Joshua Myatt
Sep 5, 2006
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Excellent climb. First half is an interesting 5.8 crack climb, and the second half is a great 5.10 face. Can be top-roped from the Hot Zone anchors with some swing potential management.
By Rick Thompson
From: Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Aug 3, 2009

Named in honor of the Orval Abbey, which was founded by Benedictine Monks from Calabria (southern Italy) in 1070. Today, this Trappist monastery continues its 900 year brewing tradition by producing one of the world's finest monastic style ales.