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Routes in Orifice Wall
|Another Word For Eureka S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Ape Debate S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Brightest Fire, The S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Coup de' tat S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Disfigured Foreigner S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Disfigured Oedipus S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Eureka S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Flyer Starter S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Gettin' Off The Porch S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Granite of the Apes S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Hard Day at The Orifice S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Heel-A Monster S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Hereiophobia T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Huck Fin S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|In Search of Silence S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c|
|Oedipus Complex S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Orifice Politics S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Taking a Kneebar S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Unattended Consequences S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Unknown S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
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|Shared By:||Austin Sobotka on Jul 27, 2017|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Closed to climbing March 15 - June 30 Details
This area is closed March 15 - June 30 for peregrine falcon nesting.
DescriptionThis is a linkup of Eureka and Hard day, and by far the easiest route on the steep portion of the Orifice.
Climb Eureka up to just past the seventh bolt. From here (at the end of the left facing lie-back flake) you could clip the eighth bolt on Eureka. Don't. Instead, reach directly right to a jug, execute some fun, gymnastic moves, trending slightly down and to the right, until you reach the bolt that is level with you on Hard Day. Don't clip this bolt (rope drag). Clip the next bolt then finish in the chimney of Hard Day.
It might make sense to eventually get some new bolts in place to make this transition a bit cleaner. As it is there's a bit of a runout to the first bolt that should be clipped on Hard Day. That being said, I tested the fall and it's perfectly safe.