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Orbit - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
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Bring a good selection of nuts. For cams, doubles in BD .3, .5, .75, 1, plus one ea. of #2 and #3.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

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
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Route ID: 36513

11 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Matt_Akers on 2010-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Ah Yes

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.

Added: 2011-08-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: chrisJoosse on 2010-05-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars First time doing a wall this big

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

Added: 2010-05-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: chillipphi on 2008-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars woah

My first long trad climb. A little nerve wracking in places due to some long runouts and lots of exposure. Still a fun climb. Glad to be back down though

Added: 2008-09-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jand on 2007-07-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars awesome

Very nice climb with 4 good pitches that all offer good and varied climbing. Easy approach on obvious trail.

Added: 2007-07-04

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: hollyclimber on 2005-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Great climb, even better berries on the way out.

Witnessed by: Nathan E
Added: 2005-07-28

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