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Orifice Fish 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: R. Barley, P. Shackleton, 1981
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Submitted By: Peter Spindloe on Nov 4, 2007

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Orifice Fish

Do not park in the residential neighborhood! Park in the designated lot MORE INFO >>>


This is your warm-up for Split Beaver since the "other" climb here, Heavenly Ladder, isn't as physical.

There's no confusion about where to go, just head up the crack and be prepared for some contorted jamming despite the seemingly obvious nature of the crack.


The is the obvious crack left of Split Beaver.


A standard rack will be entirely sufficient. Bolts at the top.

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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Aug 15, 2011

save a couple purple camalots for the finish!
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Aug 14, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I think this thing is four stars! Can't believe I hadn't been on it before. I was able to get a #1 an #0.75 camalot up top in addition to a nut... but yes, #0.5 camalots would work too.
By Ed kelly
Apr 8, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Really fun and varied. Feels hard after you've gotten used to the slabby cracks of the smoke bluffs. It's pretty cool to get both finger locks and knee bars on the same climb. If you climb the first 2/3rds you can set a top rope to your right on split beaver if you don't have the gear or courage for that one.
By Mark van Eijk
Jun 8, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Steep and varied. Takes a large variety of gear up to a #4 c4 (a #5 will fit but is not needed). Save some finger to off-finger sized pieces for the finish. This route is a rope-eater and a little foresight goes a long way when lowering. Quality!

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