Elevation: 857 ft
GPS: 43.803, -71.835 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Nov 8, 2006
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

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

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
 141
Orange Sunshine
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 128
Orange Crush (retro-bolted)
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 108
Citrasolve
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 240
Tropicana
Sport 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 80
Prime Climb
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 132
Buried Treasure
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 73
Lions and Tigers and Bears
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 79
Oh My! finish
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 162
Black Mamba
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 86
The Crusher
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 160
Orangahang
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 80
Captain Hook
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 68
Flying Monkeys
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 33
Dynosoar
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 65
Predator
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Orange Sunshine
 141
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Orange Crush (retro-bolted)
 128
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Citrasolve
 108
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tropicana
 240
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Prime Climb
 80
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Buried Treasure
 132
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Lions and Tigers and Bears
 73
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Oh My! finish
 79
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Black Mamba
 162
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Crusher
 86
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Orangahang
 160
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Captain Hook
 80
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Flying Monkeys
 68
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Dynosoar
 33
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Predator
 65
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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