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Orion's Bow 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Ed Webster ?
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Submitted By: Luke Mehall on Aug 2, 2015

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Description 

"The Bow" is one of the most anti-Indian Creek style routes in Indian Creek. Located between Blue Gramma and the Super Crack Buttress it's a two pitch slab route, established by Ed Webster and company (I believe).

The route is in the process of being re-equipped, the first four bolts are new bomber 1/2 inchers, provided by the ASCA, and the rest of the route has old 1/4 inch bolts. We got scared and ran out of time in the spring, so we're waiting until the fall to finish the job.

Even when the bolts are bomber this is going to be a heady ride. The climbing feels like 5.11 slab and it really makes you ponder that this thing was probably put up before sticky rubber existed!

Location 

Starts up a slabby, dirty crack to a line up bolts up the slab. At the moment the route is very unsafe, and a re-bolting effort is in progress.

Protection 

some small - medium sized pieces for the initial crack. Plus quickdraws.


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