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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
Season: Spring through Fall
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Submitted By: Greg Sudlow on Aug 25, 2011
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Climb the short left facing corner through a few tricky opening moves to better holds above and then carefully climb to the high first bolt. Proceed through the next few bolts on good holds between long stretches. The grade drops at the top as you move up through large chicken heads to the anchors.


Start ten feet right of Orange Oswald at a steep left facing ramp. As of Aug-2011 the start was marked with the chalk letters PDS which I assume at the equipper’s initials.



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By Greg Sudlow
From: PA
Aug 25, 2011

The route may feel a little harder on lead because of a sloppy bolt job through the middle which breaks up the flow. Also, the first bolt seems unnecessarily high but this may keep the crowds at bay and leave the route open on busy weekends.

By BMat
Oct 6, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b

I have this recorded in my book as a mystery 5.10a/b that I first noticed on 5/29/11

In my opinion, it is one of the most fun routes on the wall.

By Isaiah Haynie
From: Proctorville, OH
Jan 1, 2014

In the new Mike Williams guidebook this climb is called Orange Express and is a 5.10c. It takes one piece of gear at the bottom then 7 bolts to the anchors.