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The Sheriff's Badge is the large wall on the Chief between the North and South Gullies marked by a distinctive white "badge". The wall is fairly difficult in nature with the easiest climbs in the 5.10 range. It is bounded on the left by the magnificent Angel's Crest, and the uber-classic Daily Planet runs strait up the badge.
From the Apron parking lot, walk down the forest road about 600 meters. There are two paths, the right leads to the base of the Sheriff's Badge, while the left leads to the base of Angel's Crest. Both are fairly overgrown, depite the traffic, so look closely, they are easy to miss.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sheriff's Badge:
Blazing Saddles 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Angel's Crest 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 13 pitches
Borderline 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 6 pitches, 600'
High Plains Drifter 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
The Daily Planet 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport
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Angel's Crest 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b North America : Canada : ... : The Sheriff's Badge
This route runs along the edge of the North Gully and frames the top of the Sheriff's Badge. There are lots of ledges and terraces, and moving the belay is quite common.Begin on a blocky pitch of 5.8 with a pin. Climb up to a large ledge and belay.Climb the magnificent Angel's Crack, a diagonal hand and finger crack, at 5.10a. Belay on a good ledge at its end.Next, climb a difficult face, the crux, at 10b past 2 bolts and up into a corner. There is a belay at a large slung boulder on a slab,...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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