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Agamemnon T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Female Friends T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Have a Nice Flight S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
It'll Never Fly T,S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Muldoon T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Orestes T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Kim Carrigan - 1979
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jan 17, 2007
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Description

Orestes is the obvious chalked-up left-facing corner that marks the right end of the Flight Deck. It is a striking crack line, one of the few that exist at Arapiles. Climb up the technical corner via hard stemming and jamming to a stance at the roof. Place gear and punch it via hard moves out left under the roof to a stance at a bolted anchor. Be careful not to yard on the terrifying sandy blob thing!!! The second pitch is rarely done.

Protection

Standard rack with an emphasis on wires and small cams.
sketchydrew
5.11b PG13
sketchydrew  
5.11b PG13
wear a helmet at Arapiles!!! Saw too many people pitch off routes and get hurt AND saw too many pieces of pro rip resulting in near severe accidents.

Orestes is 11B. Feb 27, 2011
john strand
southern colo
 
john strand   southern colo
 
A really good route- is the belay still manky ? I remember a slung thing and fixed wire. Sep 30, 2009
Generally considered quite easy for the grade -- more like 11b. More straightforward and easily protected the most 'Piles climbs. Note, it will be pretty obvious when you get there, but the traverse goes to the right. Jan 23, 2007