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Dow WilliamsDark Angel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2015

Dow Williams

Even though a popular hike and therefore normally a thumbs down in my book, this is one of the more spectacular hikes in North America, all the way back to Dark Angel. The first pitch offers a few cool moves at the grade. The second pitch is not a bad free climb at 5.10. The first piece is a good piton. The bolts above are modern as of 2015. They are close and easy to clip while making the moves and only one or two moves at 5.10. The first move to atop the block is a fun 5.9 mantle of sorts. A 60m rope is perfect for the single rap.
Posted Feb 22, 2015 7:00 pm

shanahan96dark angel, dark angel....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012


P1- 5.7, C1....chalky, trash to start, to a crack leading to the 5.9/C1 crack to ledge. good stuff!

P2- 5.7/5.8, A0....horrid bulge to an A0 bolt ladder. one move of 5.8 to reach the 4th bolt. 5.4 ledges above the ladder are scary, yet easy climbing.

Posted Mar 21, 2013 6:10 pm

Foxy Long BottomsDark Angel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

Foxy Long Bottoms

I felt that the rock was typical for the desert. We avoided the crack and went straight up the face. It wasn't protectable but the climbing was very easy. If you go this way, be very careful as the climbing is super dilicate. The crux for me was pulling up to the ledge on top of P1. The rest of the route wasn't so bad. We did not free the entire bolt ladder. The buldging face felt much harder than 5.10 so we pulled gear for a few moves. Great summit.
Posted May 22, 2006 4:09 pm

willowdark angel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2006


The hike is lovely and the view spectacular. The rock disintigrates in your hands however. Be careful if you climb this, the rock isn't very solid on the first half of the first pitch. But the 5.9 crack takes great nuts.
Posted Mar 22, 2006 11:44 pm

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