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Angel's Delight 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Scott Baxter, Lee Dexter, early 70's
Season: Spring thru Fall
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jun 12, 2006
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Description 

Angel's Delight (in my opinion) is the best 5.7 (some say it's a bit harder) at the Overlook. This one has lots of variation, a bit of exposure and some excellent climbing! Most of the route is relatively mellow, bits of jamming broken up by ledges and such. Once you move into the final corner, you'll want to concentrate. The last crack coming out right under the overhang above is some really cool climbing!

Beta hint: that last crack is much easier if you move all the way up into the corner and stem, traversing with the crack just above waist level. If you're crossing over with your hands above you in the crack, this is going to feel pretty hard!


Location 

The route is located left of center, about 150' right of Isaiah.


Protection 

Standard rack, nuts to #3 Camalot size.



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Ashleigh, about to cruise the traverse before the top.
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By Larry Coats
Oct 28, 2007

First ascent Scott Baxter, Lee Dexter, early 70's.

By Tim Heid
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Aug 16, 2010
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

A fantastic route! The gear is awesome and the moves are varied and great!

Beta: I agree the last right leaning crack is way easier if you climb with it just above your waist. I did it this way and didn't have a problem, while my girlfriend did it at head level and found it to be considerably more difficult.

If you climb in the .7's range, give this one a go! You won't be disappointed.

By JMo
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 15, 2011

fantastic route. straightforward pro.

By AGirlNamed
Oct 7, 2011

At the crux, I head out right before the crack traverses, there is a large hold to match hands on

By RyanJames
Jul 26, 2012

The end is so much easier than it looks... and so much more CLASSIC!!!

By Micah Kurtz
Oct 7, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Last weekend I was a visiting climber from Tucson and I accidentally left some webbing, cord, and 4 carabiners at the top of Angel's Delight. If you so happen to find it all, would you be so kind to mail them to me? My address is 2630 N Plumer Ave Tucson AZ 85719. Thank you!