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Orangutan Arch - 5.11b

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Steve Wunsch, John Bragg (1974)
Rock (Trad)
G
1
Cams, doubles 1" to 4"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

On the second pitch of Outer Limits climb the 5.9 hand crack to the roof. Instead of continueing out right on Outer Limits vear left to a two bolt anchor. Climb the left leaning arch to the summit of the Cookie Cliffs.

Descent Options:

Walk off or rappel (2 60M ropes) down Hardd.

Submitted by: salamanizer on 2009-02-01
Views: 826
Route ID: 97755

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: stevecurtis on 2013-04-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Burly is the word

Well, I made it to the pod before I started dogging. I couldn't rest in there, but did manage to make a big tomato on my stomach. No feet fists in a horizontal flare. Keep your # 4s for past the pod, and save a # 2 for the end.

Added: 2013-04-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: salamanizer on 2009-02-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Burly

Climbed this from the first pitch of Outer Limits to the top. A wide fist crack in a flare with some thank god holds leads up to a sustained fists and wide hands horizontal crack to a pod. In the pod the crack constricts down to off hands. You can crawl up inside the pod for a quick rest then more fists and wide hands with no feet to a good hand jam. Some good feet appear and its a short hands section to the top. Lots of debris on the top out so make sure no one is climbing Hardd below you. This route is way burly for .11b. Sustained, awkward and brutal. Totally worth it.

Added: 2009-02-01