REI Community
(8) Old School Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Big Dipper T 
Bulge, The T,TR 
Flayel Bop T 
Jack the Ripper T 
Little Dipper T 
Mountaineer's Route T 
Orion S 
Outshined T 
Pandora's Box S 
Pisa T,TR 
Piton Variation  S 
Queasy T 
Ripper T 
Rusty Cage T 
Standing Ovation S 
Stigmata T 

Standing Ovation 

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

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: FFA May 2006 Kevin Evansen, Michael Kilbury
Season: Any
Page Views: 1,668
Submitted By: Colin Parker on Jul 1, 2011

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (46)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Sean on the start of Standing Ovation


This fun climb involves mostly face climbing past several overlaps on the right-hand side of the Old-School wall. Keeping near the bolt line is key to full enjoyment of this route as the gullies/broken rock on each side are dirty and moss-covered.


Right side of the Old-School wall, just before turning the corner into the New School / Mordor area. It starts below a large obvious flake.


7 Quickdraws. It is safe and well-protected, although some folks might like to put a cam in somewhere behind the large flake at the bottom to protect the slight run-out to the first bolt.

Comments on Standing Ovation Add Comment
Show which comments
By Kev
Aug 25, 2011

Oh well. Tim and I have spoken about this. He changed more than one of the grades from what the FA gave it which is reflected in the 2008 Ozone guide. If you have any questions about original grades vs the new 4th edition grade, please dont hesitate to ask.
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Aug 10, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route is a typical Ozone cruise up steep jugs with ledges breaking up the consistency. It's a fun route. There are some moves - starting up the right side of the flake, balancing across the face to the sidepull, pulling through the overhang at the end - but there are also huge ledges where you could chill and have a picnic if you wanted. This goes for most Ozone routes <5.10.

You can cut left before the last two bolts to anchors for Ripper and Little Dipper. This will set you up to do the sweetness that is Orion.

You would need some big gear (5") to go up the right side, which is fun, or you could just plug a 3-4" cam on top of the flake with a runner. But by that point you might as well just stand up and clip the bolt.
By Bryan Hall
From: Portland, Oregon
Aug 3, 2016
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

I'm not sure why this route has been downgraded to 5.9. I climbed it again today and feel as though it's an obvious step above other 5.9s in the same area and harder than a few of the 5.10a's.

Maybe there is some sneaky beta to make it easier? I'll run it again one soon and try to look for it...
By Kev
Aug 11, 2016

This route has always been graded 5.9. I know I put it up. Then Tim Olson who wrote the newest guide book up graded it without asking the So the final grade agreed or not is 5.9. Have a great day.
By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Aug 11, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

While I agree that this route is 5.9, I personally believe that the FA's grade is simply their suggestion, nothing more. If the majority of the community disagrees with an FA's suggested grade, I don't think there should be an issue with a change being made. Just IMO.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About