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Routes in Orange Sunshine area

Cactus Love T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Columns Holiday T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cross-eyed and Painless T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cutting Edge, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dancing Madly Backwards S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Developing Arms T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Entrance Exam T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jam Exam T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Morning After S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Orange Sunshine T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Overlord, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Paul Maul T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Price of Complacency, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rap Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Rough Boys T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Serpent T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Solar King T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stress Management S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Thriller Pillar S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thriller Pillar, Left Side T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Western Front T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
X-Factor T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Andy Fitz, Ed Mosshart (1988)
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Shared By: andyf on Mar 9, 2008
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

A thin, sustained arete with great finishing position. Boulder to the first bolt, then launch into three bolts worth of very thin and technical crimping and high-stepping. After a somewhat commiting deadpoint to a first-pad edge (it'll feel like a jug after what you've been pulling on), power over a slight bulge to a rest stance. The rest of the climb involves classic arete liebacking. The moves are easier than what's below, but stay technical and pumpy to the end.

The first 5.12 in the Tieton. This climb was sent on a morning after.

Location

Obvious arete on the far right side of the Orange Sunshine area; one of the first routes reached by the approach trail. Can be easily toproped by climbing Jam Exam (5.9) to the left or Paul Maul (.10c) to the right.

Protection

8 bolts, rap anchor. Toe-hook the arete to clip the fourth bolt.

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James Ellis
Seattle, Washington
  5.12a
James Ellis   Seattle, Washington
  5.12a
One of the most sustained technical 12a's I've climbed in recent memory. Certainly holds the grade. Apr 25, 2016