Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Scott Baxter, Lee Dexter, early 70's
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Shared By: Orphaned on Jun 12, 2006
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Climbing restricted due to tourist safety Details

Description

Angel's Delight (in my opinion) is the best 5.7 (some say it's a bit harder) at the Overlook. This one has lots of variation, a bit of exposure and some excellent climbing! Most of the route is relatively mellow, bits of jamming broken up by ledges and such. Once you move into the final corner, you'll want to concentrate. The last crack coming out right under the overhang above is some really cool climbing!

Beta hint: that last crack is much easier if you move all the way up into the corner and stem, traversing with the crack just above waist level. If you're crossing over with your hands above you in the crack, this is going to feel pretty hard!

Location

The route is located left of center, about 150' right of Isaiah.

Protection

Standard rack, nuts to #3 Camalot size.

Photos

First ascent Scott Baxter, Lee Dexter, early 70's. Oct 28, 2007
J Mo
Tucson, AZ
 
J Mo   Tucson, AZ
 
fantastic route. straightforward pro. May 15, 2011
AGirlNamed  
 
At the crux, I head out right before the crack traverses, there is a large hold to match hands on Oct 7, 2011
RyanJames  
 
The end is so much easier than it looks... and so much more CLASSIC!!! Jul 26, 2012
Micah Kurtz
Denver, Co
  5.8
Micah Kurtz   Denver, Co
  5.8
Last weekend I was a visiting climber from Tucson and I accidentally left some webbing, cord, and 4 carabiners at the top of Angel's Delight. If you so happen to find it all, would you be so kind to mail them to me? My address is 2630 N Plumer Ave Tucson AZ 85719. Thank you! Oct 7, 2012
Miguel D
SLC
  5.8-
Miguel D   SLC
  5.8-
I agree, the end is way easier than it looks. The hold is there. Just look for it. Fun route, with a good variation of cracks and holds. Fun lead. The exposure after the deep corner adds to the greatness of it Nov 24, 2014
Jake Schmitz
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Jake Schmitz   Flagstaff, AZ
 
Cool moves around the corner, a few loose blocks near the top out when I did it. Mar 21, 2016
TrevorRoulstin
Durango, Co
  5.8+
TrevorRoulstin   Durango, Co
  5.8+
Found gear on Saturday November fifth correct identification and you get your gear back.

After two months of silence I am donating the gear to a good cause, the Durango climbing community thanks you for your generous donation :) Nov 10, 2016