Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Greg Hand
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Feb 5, 2006
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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details


On the upper tier of the rock is a severly overhanging west face. Angel of Mercy climbs that face.


Four bolts to a two bolt anchor.


Greg Hand
Golden, CO
Greg Hand   Golden, CO
To get to the belay, approach up a gully on the right side of the the main rock and traverse carefully across slabs to the base of the climb. This is easy if no snow on the slabs. A few cams will make the belay more comfortable.
The view from the horn halfway up is worth it! Feb 6, 2006
Fort Collins, CO
Micahisaac   Fort Collins, CO
Great route, great moves! Definitely worth the slab scramble. Thanks for putting these up! Sep 17, 2007
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Great moves, but you clip one bolt before starting, then 2 more and then the anchors... the bolts are 5' apart. So the meat of the climbing is 10-15 feet. Great fun, but over quickly. If it were not for the deadly landing (sloper ledge to a 60' drop), it would be a boulder problem. As is, it's better off, but wish it was longer. Jun 11, 2009
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
There is a huge jug in the center. When you grab it, your feet will be dangling in space. Apr 28, 2013
D Sharp
Boulder, CO
D Sharp   Boulder, CO
If you are comfortable on class 3/4, you can quickly approach this climb from the left as well - 5-10 feet of climbing is all it takes.

On another note - there is a huge pile of crap right under the first bolt. We really couldn't think of a large enough animal that would be also agile enough to get to that spot. Even weirder is that the same pile is clearly visible on the pictures posted here on MP dated back to 2007. WTF? Jan 25, 2014
Mark Rolofson
Mark Rolofson  
Rather involved to get to the base of the route. Be careful. It is an exposed scramble, & your pack could easily fall on the ledge (so anchor it). Bring small-medium gear to set up a belay at the start. An approach pitch leading directly to this pitch would significantly improve this climb. It is possible to rappel or lower from the top anchor of Devil In Disguise to the base of this climb. Angel of Mercy has a fun, exposed roof with cool holds. There is 10 feet of really good climbing. The approach sucks a star off the climb. Mar 25, 2018
L Kap
Boulder, CO
L Kap   Boulder, CO
In response to D. Sharp's comment from 2014, that "pile of crap" under the first bolt is still there. My guess is that it's a particularly gross-looking fungus. Aug 21, 2018