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Orange You Glad 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Sam Shannon, 2005
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Submitted By: Wes B. on Mar 4, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Orange You Glad, 5.7 (85').


Follow well-spaced bolts up a groove covered in orange lichen. Pass 6 bolts to the base of a separate detached block (see photo). From the base of the detached block, clip three more bolts over vertical or slightly overhanging ground on large holds. The rock is suspect for the entire route! Not recommended for a novice 5.7 leader.


This is the last bolted line (as you go uphill) on the Poudre Face. The orange lichen groove makes it hard to miss this one.


9 quickdraws and something for the two bolt anchor.

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By Wes B.
Mar 4, 2010

In the guidebook, it states that this route is a 5.7. We thought that it was at least one grade harder than the climb River Rats. This route is a lot of fun, but if you're a 5.7 leader top rope it first!
By Dylan Demyanek
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jan 27, 2013

This route is a nice one, even for more experienced climbers. The moves were enjoyable, and pulling onto the detached block was fun. I was pleasantly surprised for the grade. I could see the crux move being more 5.8ish, but I tend to agree with the 5.7 grade overall.
By Just This Guy You Know
Oct 23, 2015

As a relatively novice lead climber, I thought this was an exciting lead. The climbing itself is easy enough, but pulling onto the top boulder was a bit spicy above the bolt. I also think this is a pretty challenging 5.7, the crux seems harder than others in the grade. Really fun climb, though!
By Conor O
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Apr 3, 2016
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Nice warm-up route on the far right side of the face. Easy to spot, because of the obvious, orange, lichen streak on it! Probably 5.7+ is a more fitting grade for this route being that it is slightly longer and more technical than the other two 5.7 climbs to the left of "Orange You Glad".
By John Korfmacher
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 18, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Enjoyable route. The rock might have been suspect (or "chossy" as it is described in the guidebook) in the past, but it is pretty clean now. There are some spots where it looks like something might pull off, but it felt pretty solid to me.

Nice, big holds most of the way, well-spaced bolts, and a couple of fun overhanging bits that aren't too hard to figure out. Best easy/moderate climb I've been on at the Palace; respectable 5.7.

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