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Oryx 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: James Garrett and Franziska Garrett, 1 July 2015
New Route: Yes
Season: Anytime
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Submitted By: James Garrett on Jul 9, 2015

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Description 

Oryx are the beautiful wild Elk-like powerful wild animals with the unique long ribbed black colored antlers found throughout Namibia, a country 3 times larger than Germany with less than 3 million inhabitants.

Approach the base of the route by just approaching the obvious steeper dike features.

Pitch #1: Start up the obvious ribbed and very steep initial dike section protected by two welcome bolts (1/2" or 12mm x 3.5") to an overhang. After the overhang, it is a fun cruise trending right on fun dike moves to a two-bolt belay.
Rappel the route with one 70m rope.

Location 

Just to the right of the Campsite #13 site, and to the right (south) of an odd huge dike with a balanced boulder perched at the beginning of it, look for a bolted dike slab with a steep start.

Protection 

Either 1/2" x 3.5" Hilti HMC bolts or 12mm x 4" Hilti Stud bolts were installed.
Rappel the route from the two-bolt belay.


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