The first two pitches are pretty dirty and mossy and not terribly fun. After that, it's 6 pitches of pure classic.
Orbit is rated 5.8 or 5.9 depending which guidebook you are using. If you make the right mistakes, you can make it 5.9 :)
It's probably worth mentioning that Orbit is a bit runout in places.
Submitted by: hollyclimber on 2006-03-08
Route ID: 36513
Ran up this with a good friend. Varied in contrast to outerspace. Not sure why every time I go up to SCW I end up thinking all the routes are going to be like outerspace. Couple of crimpy moves in the midsection and some runouts at the top. Seriously fun route. If outerspace is busy jump on this.
Moderate climbing, but airy and exposed-feeling. Most of the route protects well, with some easy parts (5.5, 5.6) being quite run out. Most of the time, the belayer can't see or hear their climber. Would have liked better beta