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Lost Orbit Rock - West Face
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bear Elegance T 
Bear Essence T 
Bear Pause T 
Bear Stroll T 
Bear's Choice T 
Benevolent Bruin T 
Chiller T 
Cruise Control T 
Gravity Kills S 
Henry's M.F. TR 
La Paws T 
Lost my Nut T 
Pablo Cruise TR 
Ursa Major S 

Bear Elegance 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Chris Miller and Dave Masuo, 1990
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Sep 2, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Bear Elegance follows the left-leaning crack towar...

Description 

Start on the block just left of Bear’s Choice. Follow the discontinuous crack system towards the middle of three small trees. When comfortable, stem/traverse into the upper right-slanting crack (the crux), above the rightmost tree. Mixed face and crack climbing leads to a large belay ledge, same as for Bear’s Choice. To descend, either scramble left to the anchor for Ursa Major and rappel, or head over and right, using the south face descent.

Protection 

small nuts to 2" cams, gear anchor


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By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
Jul 22, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The tree just off the ground is obnoxious. Wouldn't mind seeing it removed personally though I'm unaware of the local ethics involving this so it wont be bothered by me. The other two weren't in the way at all. The ending where it steepens is the good part of the climbing for me.