Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Courtney Braun and Dave McRae, June 2015. Orion Pass variation 6/15/2016 by Dave McRae
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Shared By: Dave McRae on Jun 20, 2015
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Sustained .10- nubbins with a crux passing the second bolt. Starts up a 12 ft flake of so-so rock to get to the high quality upper wall.
Clip the anchor at 85 feet and lower, or continue up and right to Risky Pass (5.10c). This can be broken up into a second pitch, or for full-value, go for the Orion Pass mega-pitch, 20 bolts and 165 feet! Belay at the top and make two rappels with a 60 meter rope.


Second bolted route left of Asterisk Pass. 30 ft. left of Hawks Nest.


9 bolts to chain anchors with steel 'biners.


Eugene, OR
aberator   Eugene, OR
Fun new route with lots of texture and good clipping stances! I couldn't accurately gauge the grade, as I was climbing by headlamp and popped a nubbin at one point, all of which increased the perceived spiciness. However, I suspect this route will settle in the 9+/10- range once it gets climbed a few more times. Great new addition to the area! Jul 13, 2015
My son and I did this, along with a few other 10a, 10b, 10c and 11a routes today. We both agreed Orion was a 10b on the Smith scale. We've done almost all the 10a and 10b sport routes in the park over the last few years. Orion feels more like a 10b. Delicate moves. Will clean up with time. There are still a few loose bits here and there, but nothing that should stop you from giving it a go. Note - the rock is a bit sharp so don't wait until that last day of your trip when your tips are fried. Oct 14, 2016
Dave McRae
Bend, OR
Dave McRae   Bend, OR
A couple key nubbins around the third bolt broke and made this route harder. The grade is now 5.10b Apr 17, 2017
Did this yesterday. Moves felt easier, but more sustained, than something like light the path. Fun! Jul 22, 2017
Eddie Ferrer
Portland, OR
Eddie Ferrer   Portland, OR
This route has cleaned up very nicely since I climbed climbed it almost 2 years ago Oct 2, 2017
Tiffany Samson
Seattle, WA
Tiffany Samson   Seattle, WA
I think it’s 10a. Very sharp & tacky route. Stick clip the 1st bolt for safety as the ground is unlevel and goes downhill. I thought the crux was awkwardly clipping the 3rd bolt, (not the actual climbing) - the stance is secure but awkward with a hand off, back bent backwards and body contorted, probably more awkward for us shorties. My partner thought the crux was going from the 3rd to 4th bolt since the holds are tiny. I felt secure very once I got to the 4th bolt. Up higher there are freshly satisfying pockets. Rock is crumbly. Belay from the flat area where you rock won't rain on you. Good warm-up as knobs feel secure despite the fact that they crumble. Gorgeous high views both the front and back side make it really worth it, bring a camera! Apr 4, 2018
Ben Bilbrough
Beaverton, OR
Ben Bilbrough   Beaverton, OR
Be careful between 3rd and 4th bolt. Popped a foothold while pulling the crux. Still looks like more could go. I thought this was harder than its left neighbors. Feel like the order should be reversed. The left most route seemed the easier of the three, then the middle. Partner caught me and got a little cut on the fingers and a slightly sprained finger due to crimping while my foot let go. Oct 28, 2018