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Routes in Angel Food Wall

Beheaded Burro T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Eigerwand T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fleeting Boldness T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Foolish Man, Foolish Woman T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gobies for Gumbies T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Group Therapy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Healy's Haunted House T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Killin' Time T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Lean Lady T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
On the prowl T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Purblind Pillar T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rebel Within T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sandy Hole T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Stilgar's Wild Ride T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tele-vision T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tunnel Vision T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Access Issue: RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description [Suggest Change]

A 500' wall with an easy approach that features mostly moderate multi-pitch routes. The wall faces northeast and goes into the shade before noon.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Park at White Rock Spring, a trailhead on the loop road a couple of miles past the Sandstone Quarry accessed by a short dirt road on the right.

Follow a good trail towards the wall. A climbers trail cuts right near where the stream below the wall intersects with the one coming down from the spring. The approach is an easy 30 minutes.

Descend all routes by scrambling southwest over the rib of rock behind the top of Tunnel Vision and then down and left (southeast) in the gully behind the wall. A short rap or easy downclimb is needed at the start. The trail turns left out of the gully at the base of the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Angel Food Wall

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 27
Sandy Hole
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
Lean Lady
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 212
Group Therapy
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 522
Tunnel Vision
Trad 6 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
 19
Healy's Haunted House
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Stilgar's Wild Ride
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 217
Purblind Pillar
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Tele-vision
Trad 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Gobies for Gumbies
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sandy Hole
 27
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Lean Lady
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
Group Therapy
 212
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Tunnel Vision
 522
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
Healy's Haunted House
 19
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X Trad 6 pitches
Stilgar's Wild Ride
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Purblind Pillar
 217
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Tele-vision
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Gobies for Gumbies
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
There's a trail which comes out of the descent gully and skirts basically the base of the crag - so it's doable to leave packs etc. at a convenient spot before the start of the climb. Apr 17, 2007
Rainbow Weinstock
Boulder, CO
Rainbow Weinstock   Boulder, CO
To descend, yes, there is a rappel/ downclimb if you enter into the gully up high. However, for Tunnel Vision you can easily avoid this and also have a quicker/easier descent. At the top of the final listed pitch in the Handren Guidebook you end up on top of a pedestal with another pitch of vertical climbing above you. You can do this next 5th class pitch and end up getting over to the descent gully up high. However to get into the descent gully much lower down, don't go any higher than the top of the pedestal, but instead go across to the other side from where you came up and descend into a chimney/gully system starting 20' back. Follow this system for a couple of minutes and several hundred feet, then take a sharp right and make a narrow traverse (following cairns) on dark rock towards the right. This will spit you out much lower than the rappel in the gully. Follow cairns and the beaten trail down from here. Oct 26, 2011
Thaddeus VanDenBerghe
Salt Lake Sizzle, Utah
Thaddeus VanDenBerghe   Salt Lake Sizzle, Utah
If you are only planning on doing one big climb on this wall, it just might make more sense to pack/rack up everything you need at the parking lot. Forgoing the need to return to the base of the head wall. Mar 4, 2015

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