Routes in Orange Crush
|Anaconda-Da-Vida S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Black Mamba S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|British Airways S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Buried Treasure S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Captain Hook S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Chinese Water Torture S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Citrasolve S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Crusher, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Drillary Step, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Dynosoar S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Fish Hooks S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Flying Monkeys S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Fresh Squeezed S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|King Cobra S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Lions and Tigers and Bears S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Oh My! finish S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Opportunist, The S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Orangahang S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|Orange Crush (retro-bolted) S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Orange Sunshine S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Original Orange Crush, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Peter Pan S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Predator S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Prime Climb S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Purple Microdot S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Sir Edmond Drillary S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Tin Man S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Tin Monkeys S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Tinkerbell S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Tropicana S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Vaporizer, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|White Snake S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
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DescriptionThis 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 ThereOrange 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Orange Crush
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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