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Access Issue: PLACING BOLTS IS ILLEGAL IN THE SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS! Details
In the early '90's the USFS banned all placement of bolts in the Superstition Wilderness. This unfortunately includes replacement of existing bolts. Violating this ban may result in climbing restrictions on this beautiful area. Please think twice and go bolt somewhere else.
Just above head height on an overhanging arete is a horizontal, two-handed crimp rail. Very distinct and protruding from an otherwise blank section, this is the start to The Orb. A large boulder at the base can help to establish on the start. Poor/non-existent feet mark the first move right to a blind mail slot! Lying back with an amazing mixture of holds and movement you follow the arete up and up. Mostly very consistent difficulty, the small crux(if any) is very high off the deck to a relief jug. From here a few sustained moderate moves on the face will gain the easy top out of this highball beauty. A bold send indeed with a flat and mostly clear fall zone.
From the entrance turn north moving past the warm up boulder galley. A few trails will move this way until you are nearing the North wall that encloses The Cemetery. From here follow the trail northwest(parallel to this retaining wall) down in elevation through constricted trails. After dropping down a level The orb boulder is leaning against this North wall creating an alcove.