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Afternoon Delight 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Mike Heintz and Ron Briggs, 9/26/82
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Nov 3, 2007

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Dropping down into some afternoon delight.


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.


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


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

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By achoff
From: Gunnison, CO
Jul 15, 2009
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Afternoon Delight is actually 5.5
By Eli Kramer
From: Saratoga Springs, NY
Sep 15, 2009
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Takes some creative placements to protect the climb. 5.5
By Tparis
From: Pottersville,New York
Mar 13, 2010
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

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.
By Devin Krevetski
From: Northfield, VT
Sep 30, 2010
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Awesome route, very well protected
By Jaysen Henderson
From: Bronx NY
Aug 1, 2011

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.
By Simon Thompson
From: New Paltz, NY
Nov 3, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Best pitch of 5.5 I've ever climbed
By Adam Fernandez
From: Matawan NJ
Mar 22, 2012
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

It's about as hard or easy as you want to make it. You have a ton of options. 5.5
By Ben Brotelho
From: Albany, NY
Oct 31, 2012
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

great fun...the mixed tree climbing at the bottom of the route is a highlight! Not to be missed
By Nolan Huther
From: Clarkson University
Jun 11, 2017
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

5.5+ seems like the best possible rating for this climb. Definitely the best single pitch 5.5 in the park, and one of the best easy single pitches too. Interesting gear, good movement on steep rock with fun holds. Not many like it in the Dacks. Make an anchor at the top with hand/finger size cams, save the trees! Erosion is terrible at the top, kinda sad. Like the Seven Ounces area

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