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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
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Bradley White and Tom Bowker, 1984
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Shared By: lee hansche on May 25, 2010
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

There is another listing for the original trad route. This is the retro-bolted version of the climb so you know what you are getting on when you find yourself at the cliff looking up at bolts.

From the base of the stairs/ladders look for the blocky dike of the classic,Tropicana 5.11a. Orange crush is the next bolt line to the left. Start as for Citrasolve for a move or two then traverse right weaving your way through enjoyable moves on flakes and face holds. Mostly on-your-feet climbing. This is the easiest line on the main section of the cliff and a nice way to get to the anchors of Citrasolve or Tropicana if you'd rather not lead them.

Location

At the base of the ladders look above you for the path of least resistance on dark water stained rock. Found between Citrasolve and Tropicana.

Protection

6 bolts to anchors.

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Gets only 1 star in the guidebook - I thought it was a really nice, fun 5.9. Maybe it's overshadowed because it's mostly an access route to the crazy hard climbs above... Sep 3, 2017
Peter Jackson
Rumney, NH
 
Peter Jackson   Rumney, NH
 
Near the top, there is 9mm accessory cord coming out of a horizontal crack on the left. Is there a nut buried in there somewhere, or is it a thread? Super cool. Next time, I'm clipping it anyway. :)

EDITED TO ADD: Sneoh is correct: Citrasolve follows the line to the LEFT of Orange Crush. If you hop on the line to the right expecting a 5.10c, you'll find the climbing a little stiff for the grade (it's Tropicana, at 5.11a). Oct 6, 2013
S. Neoh
  5.9-
S. Neoh  
  5.9-
More fun that you might have expectation for. Some of the original fixed gear are still in place. They are a blast to look at and marvel but not to be trusted as solid pro.
Probably not a good warmup for Predator but this route does get you very quickly to the Predator ledge without expending much energy.

Citrasolve is actually to the (climber's) left of this route. Jul 17, 2011
nataliejwong
Toronto, Canada
  5.9
nataliejwong   Toronto, Canada
  5.9
My first 5.9 redpoint lead at Rumney. There's a pretty cool traverse section in the beginning after the first clip. Citrasolve 5.10c (on right of Orange Crush) shares the same first clip as Orange Crush. A decent route, will definitely climb it again on my next visit to Rumney. :)

Aug 29, 2010