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Orange Sunshine 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 260'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Kevin Nelson, Bill Todd, 1974.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 19, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: "Orange Sunshine".
Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

To the right of "Orange Book", are two parallel cracks that begin about 120' above the ground.
Climb the first pitch of "Orange Book" to a ledge beneath the cracks.
Move up and right and climb the left crack to "The East Ridge".

Protection 

Pro to 2".


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By Blitzo
May 24, 2007

"Orange Sunshine" was a type of LSD in the 1960s and early 1970s.
By bergbryce
From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Jun 2, 2012

Great climb.
The first pitch was a bit disappointing, the second was very good. Had originally planed to climb Orange Book to the top but when we got to the first belay and saw that incredible looking crack, had to go for it. I personally thought the first pitch corner was more difficult (awkward) than the second pitch crack. It was like insecure jams vs. sinker.