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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 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 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 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 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
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Jim Shimberg 09/2009
Page Views: 506 total · 16/month
Shared By: Ryan Web on Nov 14, 2015
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description [Suggest Change]

A very neglected route that has a pretty sweet assortment of moves that could benefit from some traffic and dry weather.

Start easily up a left leaning ramp. The crux is between the 3rd and 4th bolts, about V6, and revolves around a deep drop knee and pretty bad crimps and underclings on the overhanging wall. A little bit of easy climbing leads to a crazy adventure up a sharp sloping fin between the 8th and 9th bolts. The route finishes with a few heady mantles and some moderate compression moves on blocky orange rock that could still spit you off if you let your guard down.

Location [Suggest Change]

Among the first few routes that you come upon when approaching orange crush. Between Buried Treasure and Captain Hook

Protection [Suggest Change]

12 bolts to LO

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Ryan Web  
 
I climbed this route today and gave it a good amount of cleaning and dusted chalk on all of the key holds. The route could benefit from a little bit more cleaning but is in good enough shape to climb now.

Also I didn't know who has the first ascent so if anyone knows let me know and i'll add it. Nov 14, 2015
Eric Leclerc
Montreal
  5.12d
Eric Leclerc   Montreal
  5.12d
Jim Shimberg, 09/2009 Nov 14, 2015
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
Good description! been waiting for the right moment to get after this one. Wishing i wasn't on injury break right now since you preped it! Nov 15, 2015
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
I noticed today that the anchor is just bare eyebolts now, so it needs some quicklinks etc. on them so the bolts don't get worn. Nov 15, 2015
Ryan Web  
 
Hey Mark, when I was up there I noticed two anchors, One that looks like the original anchors that were even in height to the anchors of Buried Treasure above the large birds nest,. That set of anchors was bare.
But I noticed (and used) a set of anchors about 6 feet lower and to the right that avoided walking through the birds nest and large plant that I think had rap rings on them. I will have to go check again tho because to be honest after climbing and ground up cleaning the route on lead I was just happy to clip any anchors haha.
When I go back to finish cleaning in the next week or so and see that the anchors need quick-clips or rams horns I will do my best to add them as quickly as possible Nov 16, 2015
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
OK, Thanks Ryan. Good to know. I could only see the upper ones from where I was. Thanks for the clean-up etc. I remember it being a good route and am surprised it doesn't get more traffic. I remember a shoebox sized quartz block that I used to gingerly step on at the transition to the upper face that may need a looking at if still there. Nov 16, 2015

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