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The Orange Corner 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Drew Spaulding, 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Drew Spaulding on Jun 20, 2010

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Orange Corner.


Start on the far left side of the slab. Climb the steep scoop to gain the slab and then step up left into the clean, orange corner....


Gear from thin to 1". There is a 2-bolt anchor with chains at the top.

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By Lee Jenkins
From: Tucson, Arizona
Sep 24, 2012

They were there yesterday.
By Zak Munro
From: VT,CO, Bar Harbor ME
Apr 9, 2014

Great climb, blue-red Mastercams are nice and a #1 C4 for the finishing moves.
By Snow Lily
From: Golden
Aug 9, 2014

Great little pitch! However, it's not in the current Arkansas Valley guidebook.
By Carolyn Eustic
From: Denver
Jun 1, 2016

This is a 5.8+ or 5.9- route. We found it to be sandbagged because of the crux moves needed. Leading, my boyfriend had difficulty placing gear at the top, and he's a solid 5.10 climber. Beginners would not like the top of this route, and it would be wise to change the rating for other climbers. It took us a LONG time, because I had a lot of difficulty with the crux. I am a solid 5.8 climber, so felt the 5.8+ or 5.9- was an appropriate rating due to the crux. The first 2/3 of the climb is 5.7 but not the top. Great moves in the beginning and solid crag otherwise. 5.7 to the right was more true to rating.
By Clay Hansen
From: Colorado
Aug 15, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

First half is just a scramble, but the second half is quite fun and protects well.

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