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Orion** 7c+

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[Eddie redpointing Orion (F8a)., 3 kb]A classic hard route of the crag which sees many an attempted flash ascent. The crux is provided by a 4-move boulder problem on the steep middle section with a hard clip. Photo page 7. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Eddie redpointing Orion (F8a). © Richard Horn
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/14

First 7c+!
seanwalsh - Lead RP - 27/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Oct/13

mic_b - Lead RP - 18/Oct/13 with Heidi

DeanT - Lead - 2013

got past the crux a blew it, gutted maybe next time
Phil Belcher - Lead dog - 21/Oct/12 with Drew

First 7c+. 5th go over 3 days (02,03,06 Apr). Packs a punch but went surprisingly quickly in good conditions. Cross through was the easiest sequence for me, though harder if you clip mid crux. The nut on the bolt below is still loose, made me really unwilling to skip the clip. You might want to take a spanner to it for peace of mind if you are thinking about doing this and skipping the clip.
Quiddity - Lead RP - 06/Apr/12 with Curious Yellow

mike reed - 2012

Last try of the last day, 20 mins before having to leave for the ferry! Get in! Used a different (easier) sequence than the norm, missing the cross over. There is no hard clip if extended slightly.
mark_wellin - Lead RP - 27/Oct/11 with sam_cox

sam_cox - Lead RP - 25/Oct/11

linked all the moves but couldnt make the clip at the crux. The bolt below was loose, I tightened by hand but didnt have the balls to miss out the crux clip and rely on that one if I popped. Shauna flashed it moments later.
mux - Lead dog - Oct/10

Jake Shaw - Lead RP - 16/May/10 with Dan

Apharri - Lead RP - 23/Oct/09 with Marie Richards

La Mont - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead RP - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 2007

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead dog - Oct/04

Hidden - Lead dog - Sep/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - TR dog - May/03

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, seanwalsh, martroberts

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Style of ascent

Lead21 of 25 (84.0%)
Toproped1 of 25 (4.0%)
Unknown3 of 25 (12.0%)

'Climbed'4 of 25 (16.0%)
clean O/S2 of 25 (8.0%)
clean RP11 of 25 (44.0%)
dogged8 of 25 (32.0%)