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Clockwork Orange Seam T A3
Rockwork Orange T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 25 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: david baker on Jan 31, 2006
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This climb is the perfect dihedral running up the center of the rock. This climb is consistently tough with wide hands. The start is akward, keep your feet in the crack and jam away. The climb can be partially done as a lie back. However, stay in the crack for best results.


Use medium size cams. Gear anchor at top set back pretty far. Do not toprope without and extender rope. Climb takes good gear so lead it.
San Diego
amockalypsenow   San Diego
Feel more solid in this than I do in Robbins, although I do have "man hands". That said, where it gets wider, you can reach in deep and find good hands even for smaller hands. Dec 11, 2016
mike maniaci
San Diego, CA
mike maniaci   San Diego, CA
I first did this route in the mid-80's as the second, and just did it again as lead last year - 30 years later it seems more strenuous lol!-so I'll have to agree with burly now. The crux while leading seemed to me setting the next to last piece under the ledge that wants to keep whacking you in the head (can't see it in the pics). Yes a #2 camalot is perfect there - set it quickly and move on or you'll fatigue trying to keep your position. Feb 25, 2015
I think burly 10a is fair for this one, to me - the topout is not the crux, it's just hanging in there while you place cams. It wants to spit you out the whole time. Big hands are definitely an advantage on this one, otherwise you're crying for ya mama. Jan 5, 2015
Rich Welker
Riverside, CA
Rich Welker   Riverside, CA
I used a BD #3 #4 and #2 at the top. Fun mantle! Jun 16, 2014
Ryan-G Gittins
San Diego
Ryan-G Gittins   San Diego
This things looks quite a bit different from the pics when you're actually at the base...and feels pretty burly when trying to exit at the top. Great climb. Feb 8, 2014
Andrew G
Silver Spring, MD
Andrew G   Silver Spring, MD
The 4th picture is probably the best in terms of showing the angle; the right wall is fairly overhung. I think the best word to describe this route would be burly. Lot of fun though and easy to set a top-rope on if you're not up for leading it. Apr 14, 2013
Galloway, NJ
G.McCay   Galloway, NJ
I give it a 10b rating just because of the topout and it's overhanging, somewhat strenuous pull over the top lip (yes, I do topout on boulders). Feb 14, 2010
San Diego, CA
GregH   San Diego, CA
only stem at the very beginning, otherwise, stay in the crack Mar 1, 2009
This has perfect rock quality. It takes a #3 Camalot in the middle and #2s at the start and finish. The climb has about 25' of steep climbing. Jan 29, 2007