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Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Feb 22, 2015 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2015

Dark Angel  Sucess!

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.


shanahan96 - Mar 21, 2013 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

dark angel, dark angel....  Sucess!

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.



willow - Mar 22, 2006 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2006

dark angel  Sucess!

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.

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