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Orange Crush 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: James Dobbs
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Submitted By: Will Eccleston on May 13, 2009

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Some have said this should get an R rating, but if you trust in some shallow nuts in the lower half I would say PG. The physical crux is protected by 2 bomber pins, the topmost of which recently held a nice whipper. Pull onto the undercut wall and trend just slightly left to a #3 cam placement about 10-15 feet up. Continue up fantastic, steep, technical face moves through 2 pitons and the ultimate crux. Pull this and continue through a small amount of 5.7 to a bolted anchor.

Stellar face climbing on beautiful rock.


Nice yellow/orange wall, look for purple sling on a fixed pin mid-way up, near a second pin.


Small rack, but a #3 is nice down low, and some nuts are useful on the first half. Ends at bolted anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bradley Killough leading O.C.
Bradley Killough leading O.C.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bradley cleaning after a smooth lead.
Bradley cleaning after a smooth lead.

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By RadDawg
From: NE, GA
Nov 23, 2014

So those pins are still good, huh. That's cool, it's been quite a few years since I banged em in there. Sometimes I miss that Alabama sandstone.
By Will Eccleston
May 18, 2015

Definitely NOT R. PG at the absolute worst. Fantastic climb. Incredible finish. Go do it.

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