Torched by an Angel
5.8 YDS 5b French 16 Ewbanks VI- UIAA 15 ZA HVS 4c British
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|Type:||Trad, 400 ft (121 m), 3 pitches|
|FA:||Jake Burkey, Bill Thiry, Larry DeAngelo|
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|Shared By:||Larry DeAngelo on Aug 5, 2022|
|Admins:||Justin Johnsen, Luke EF, Larry DeAngelo, Aaron Mc|
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HUMAN WASTE Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council and the AAC provides free "wag bags" in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking area).
Just left of Archangel a crack system leads to a steep off-width crack about fifty feet up. Climb this and belay a short distance above the off-width section. The second pitch continues up the easier crack, staying left at a small triangular overhang. At its top, step left to a good belay ledge. The third pitch continues up the crack directly above. A short rappel down and right leads to the Archangel descent.
The second pitch offers a few variations. Probably the easiest is to continue up the crack for 30 feet, then move left onto pleasant varnished face climbing. It is also possible to escape right and traverse to the top of Archangel.
This is the first crack system to the left of Archangel.