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Dark Angel Buttress, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
First Terrace 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Second Terrace 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 1
Third Terrace 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 8,227 ft
GPS: 33.762, -116.674 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Joshua Reinig on Jan 5, 2015
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The Devils Staircase AKA The Ampitheater AKA The Palisades, is the giant terraced band of splitter cliffs, running just south of the Devils Slide Trail. Huge abundance of splitter crags on great rock, with some climbs being three or more pitches!

Getting There

You can drop in or descend the Devils Slide trail, or follow Strawberry Creek drainage for days!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Devils Staircase

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
The Dark Angel
Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Dark Angel Dark Angel Buttress 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, Alpine 5 pitches
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Dave Mahr and I climbed several routes on this formation in 1975. Good name for the place with tons of climbs. We called it the amphitheater. Cheers!
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