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Orange Crescent 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Eben Farnworth 2012 FFA David Hood 2014
Season: fall, winter, spring
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Submitted By: Brandon Gottung on Dec 15, 2015

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While Orange Crescent does not live up to its 5 stars seen in the guidebook, it is an awesome corner that is worth the tedious access, especially if Faraway Corner is one of your favorites.

Orange Crescent is a clean, right-angled corner with fists slowly tapering down through hands to fingers to a cool thin finish.


Walk up valley (climbers right) from Dancing with Dragons and Over the Rainbow to where the trail cliffs out with a four bolt traverse. Rack up here. It is not really worth shoe-ing up to free this bit, but it does offer a move at 5.11 if you want. Otherwise just carry the climbing shoes and aid across. There is a comfortable vegetation-and-dirt belay ledge below Orange Crescent.

For a descent, its fastest combining the rappel and the traverse providing unique opportunity for clever rope work.


(1).2-.4, (2).5-4. Small stoppers also work.

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