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5.5 Trad T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Big Dave's S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cannonball S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Crisis of Confidence S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cryptic S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Definite Maybe S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Footloose S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gigantic S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Guardian Angel S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hematoma S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
I Love Twins T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Misunderstood T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
No Talent Ass Clown S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Poptop S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Return, The S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rusty S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sands of Rhyme T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Treehugger S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Treet T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Up Game, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: saxfiend on Jun 23, 2008
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Description

With two distinct cruxes and good climbing between them, Guardian Angel is a fun challenge. The route gets its name from an incident in which a climber took a ground fall from the top and escaped serious injury. NOTE: the first ascent was likely done on gear and later retrobolted, so feel free to break out your rack and skip the bolts if you're a trad leader.

Starting just left of a left-facing corner, climb the face on easy ground to a small roof. Pull the roof (crux) on good holds and continue up the face. A thin crimpy section near the finish provides a second technical crux.

Location

Starts almost directly across from where the approach trail hits the cliffline, about 15' right of The Up Game.

Protection

Seven bolts, bolted anchors.

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There's a tree that's fallen over on top. Branches might get in the way if you take a whip close to the anchors Sep 12, 2017
Jeremy Hand
Northern VA
  5.9+
Jeremy Hand   Northern VA
  5.9+
Sweet line with reachy moves through a roof and a challenging finish. Aug 23, 2012
saxfiend
Decatur, GA
 
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
 
This is one of my favorite leads at Lower Leda -- quality climbing from top to bottom! Dec 31, 2011
Kit Taylor
Atlanta, GA
  5.10a
Kit Taylor   Atlanta, GA
  5.10a
Good route, had more trouble finding the 'good holds' on the roof crux (more like a large bulge) than a 5.9 should be, so I give it a 5.10a. Very well protected in this area though so great for burgeoning leaders. Oct 26, 2009