Elevation: 7,450 ft
GPS: 39.997, -105.418 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Darren O'Connor on Jul 29, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / Update Details

Description

The Beer Can sports four (one without hangers) bolted climbs, but the approach, long rappels and odd nature of the climbs gives the feeling of a full on trad adventure to the climber willing to seek this gem. For those who bring the rack, a 5.9 offwidth also awaits to round out the climbing. I found the two 5.10s, rated 10b and 10c in Rolofson's book, to be switched, the 10c felt 10b and the 10b felt 10c. Bring 14 draws, a 60 meter rope and the truth!

The three sport routes all lead to one set of anchors (three bolts) and begin at small belay stances; each stance is bolted. The approach is short, but I found no obvious route through the brambles, and a 3rd class scramble leads to the belays.

L->R:

A. Beer Belly, 9+, 1p, 105', gear.
B. Hydraulic Sandwich, 10, 1p, 105', bolts.
C1. Cheap Swill?, 12+, 1p, 100', bolts?
C2. Icy Paralyzer, 11-, 1p, 105', bolts.
C3. Drink to Puke, 10, 1p, 105', bolts.

Getting There

Park as for the Boulderado and cross Boulder Creek. There is a Tyrolean here. Looking up stream the Beer Can is easily spotted: a large granite area capped by a smaller face of rock. Hike up through the brush and scramble the last 25 feet to the belay area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Angel of Death (formerly known as The Beer Can)

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Hydraulic Sandwich
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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