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Elevation: 857 ft
GPS: 43.80293, -71.83513
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Nov 8, 2006
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

Description Suggest change

This large and complex cliff sits relatively high on the hill. For that reason, Orange Crush is an excellent choice on hot days, as the wind tends to cool the cliff.

The left side of the cliff is very steep, almost horizontal. Farther right, the angle lessens but the routes get longer. Therefore, the climbing at Orange Crush varies from horizontal roof problems to technical vertical faces.

Because of the sketchy composition of the rock on Orange Crush, many of the routes required massive cleaning projects before their first ascents. This is not to say that the rock is bad, as the routes have improved with numerous ascents. The routes range from 5.8 to 5.13b, with must do classics including: Tropicana 11a, Black Mamba 11b, The Crusher 11d, and Rumney's most photogenic route, Predator 13b.

Getting There Suggest change

Orange Crush is most commonly approached from the second, smaller parkinglot. A steep trail leads uphill from the lot and deposits one at New Wave Wall. Orange Crush is the big looming cliff to the left.

Alternatively, Orange Crush may be approached from Main Cliff. Simply skirt the cliff on the right side and head uphill. To reach Orange Crush from the more western crags, follow a trail through the woods from the top of Bonsai.

Note that the left-side routes at Orange Crush all start from a steep "death slab." To approach the slab and the start of routes like The Crusher, Tin Man, and Orangahang, a staircase allows passage over the steep bottom part of the slab. Be extra careful at the base of the aforementioned routes. It's a long way down from the slab.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Orange Crush

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 199
Orange Sunshine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 351
Tropicana
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 192
Buried Treasure
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 111
Lions and Tigers and Bears
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 128
Oh My! finish
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 241
Black Mamba
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 126
The Crusher
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 235
Orangahang
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 48
The Vaporizer
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 102
Flying Monkeys
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 50
Anaconda-Da-Vida
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 43
Tin Monkeys
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 42
Dynosoar
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 96
Predator
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 22
King Cobra
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Orange Sunshine
 199
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Tropicana
 351
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Buried Treasure
 192
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lions and Tigers and Bears
 111
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Oh My! finish
 128
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Black Mamba
 241
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Crusher
 126
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Orangahang
 235
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Vaporizer
 48
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Flying Monkeys
 102
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Anaconda-Da-Vida
 50
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Tin Monkeys
 43
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Dynosoar
 42
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Predator
 96
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
King Cobra
 22
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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