Orion** 8a
[Eddie redpointing Orion (F8a)., 3 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
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

FA. Giannis Torelli Sep/1998

Photo: Eddie redpointing Orion (F8a). © Richard Horn
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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

yan hawkins - Lead RP - 20/Apr/15 with Emily

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Oct/14

Good onsight burn but used shit finger jam method. Lowered down, pulled and tied straight back in and surprise surprise didnt get up it. Third time, tore flapper using the jam, then after finding out a much better way, had 15 mins and was too powered out to finish it. Bad tactics!
Ed Booth - Lead dog - 15/Oct/14 with Anna Pugh

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/14

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Apr/14

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with mum

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Oct/13

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

DeanT - Lead - 2013

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Oct/12

Easy start then a 5 move boulder problem then easy again. 7c+
willsm11 - Lead RP - 13/Sep/12 with Ben Davison

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Apr/12

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:
seanwalsh, martroberts

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