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An Aztec Nightmare T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Begginer's Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Comfortably Numb T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Earth and Sky T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Gloaming, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Hanta Yo T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Islands T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lost Heroes T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Man Eater T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Midnight Direct T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Midnight Special T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Onslaught T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Orthanc T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Pirates of Longstack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Raven Song T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rawhide T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Relic T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sacred Fire T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spirit Guide T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Still Gettin' Booty T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stroke, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Strychnine T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Suicide Wall T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Sweat Lodge T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tardis T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Terror Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Toltec Dream T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Velvet Underground T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Way of the Peaceful Warrior T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wayback Machine, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 160 ft
FA: Loran Smith 1979
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Shared By: chinos on Jun 11, 2012
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Orthanc climbs the obvious blocky left facing corner up the entire cliff. Start to the right of the massive corner and work your way up and left to the base of it. Climb the dangerous blocky corner past small trees to the top of the cliff and solid ground. I would not recommend this route for it is dangerous for the leader and belayer. 160' 5.8 R/X

Location

The obvious blocky death corner

Protection

Standard Rack

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john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
Eff'm Mar 19, 2013
EDGE
Between Nederland and Boulder,
 
EDGE   Between Nederland and Boulder,
 
I fully agree Jon. I think time tempered my memory, and our initial exploration of Adventure Punks reminded me why I wrote in my log book in 1979 that I was super thankful to top out Orthanc. For some bizarre reason I still remember it fondly, as it was a big step in my personal progression. Mar 19, 2013
chinos
 
chinos  
 
Loran I have to give it a bomb. the climb is a complete choss pile and is dangerous. we do not need people climbing these routes with rock fall potential while others are out there.

I agree that it's an amazing feature and a great line for the serious adventure climber, but calling it a three star route and luring people to try it is not a good idea. It's better off unrepeated! Mar 19, 2013
EDGE
Between Nederland and Boulder,
 
EDGE   Between Nederland and Boulder,
 
FA by Loran Smith & Booker Bense. July 1, 1979. (my 18th birthday) Aug 3, 2012
Don't climb this route. Don't even rappel over it. It's f*n loose. Jul 3, 2012