Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Mike Heintz and Ron Briggs, 9/26/82
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Shared By: Chris Duca on Nov 3, 2007 with updates from Robert Hall
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Description

Choose your own adventure on this unlikely wall, with a variety of ways to the top.

Afternoon Delight is a very pleasant face climb slashed with many diagonal cracks that run the entire width of the face. The route presents very little challenge in the way of difficult or cruxy climbing, so you won't mind a more frugal approach to gear placement.

Build an anchor on the trees 20 feet from the cliffs edge.

Location

On the Lower Beer Walls, and about 40 feet to the left of Rockaholic on the face at the top of a steep embankment.

Protection

small to medium units. Brings a couple 20' cordelettes with you to build the anchor with.

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achoff
Gunnison, CO
5.5
achoff   Gunnison, CO
5.5
Afternoon Delight is actually 5.5 Jul 15, 2009
Eli Kramer
Saratoga Springs, NY
  5.5
Eli Kramer   Saratoga Springs, NY
  5.5
Takes some creative placements to protect the climb. 5.5 Sep 15, 2009
Tparis
Pottersville,New York
  5.5
Tparis   Pottersville,New York
  5.5
There is more than ample and adequate cracks at the edge of the cliff to build an anchor in order to save the trees as much as possible. Mar 13, 2010
Devin Krevetski
Northfield, VT
  5.5
Devin Krevetski   Northfield, VT
  5.5
Awesome route, very well protected Sep 30, 2010
Jaysen Henderson
Brooklyn NY
 
Jaysen Henderson   Brooklyn NY
 
A great warm up for the harder stuff, the pro is great and the climbing is steep and sustained but juggy, i thought i was in the gunks for a minute. On the stiffer end of 5.5, a great test piece for a beginning leader. Aug 1, 2011
Simon Thompson
New Paltz, NY
  5.5
Simon Thompson   New Paltz, NY
  5.5
Best pitch of 5.5 I've ever climbed Nov 3, 2011
Adam Fernandez
Matawan NJ
  5.5
Adam Fernandez   Matawan NJ
  5.5
It's about as hard or easy as you want to make it. You have a ton of options. 5.5 Mar 22, 2012
Ben Brotelho
Albany, NY
  5.5
Ben Brotelho   Albany, NY
  5.5
great fun...the mixed tree climbing at the bottom of the route is a highlight! Not to be missed Oct 31, 2012
Jim Lawyer    
 
Reported by a user: At the base of Afternoon Delight, as of 5/20/18, there is a large boulder upslope from the belay tree, barely held in place by tree roots. Take care and maybe a crowbar on a rainy day is in order. May 22, 2018