Angel Food Wall Rock Climbing
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A 500' wall with an easy approach that features mostly moderate multi-pitch routes. The wall faces northeast and goes into the shade before noon.
Park at White Rock Spring, a trailhead on the loop road a couple of miles past the Sandstone Quarry accessed by a short dirt road on the right.
Follow a good trail towards the wall. A climbers trail cuts right near where the stream below the wall intersects with the one coming down from the spring. The approach is an easy 30 minutes.
Descend all routes by scrambling southwest over the rib of rock behind the top of Tunnel Vision and then down and left (southeast) in the gully behind the wall. A short rap or easy downclimb is needed at the start. The trail turns left out of the gully at the base of the wall.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Angel Food Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Angel Food Wall:
Lean Lady 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Sandy Hole 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Tele-vision 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
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Fleeting Boldness 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Pitch 1: This is a bit of an approach pitch. Follow gully up to base of the crack system that begins the business pitch of the route. Mostly 4th class, till a large chockstone, tunnel behind this or climb a rail system to the left till one comes to a second chockstone. Climb over the second chockstone or the rock to its right and belay at a bushy ledge. 100 feet, 5.7. Pitch 2: The business. Off the ledge climb a #2 handcrack and stem to get over a small wedged boulder. Leave the crack an...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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Hiking in to Angel Food Wall
Angel Food Wall from across the wash.
On the trail to Angel Food Wall.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Apr 17, 2007
There's a trail which comes out of the descent gully and skirts basically the base of the crag - so it's doable to leave packs etc. at a convenient spot before the start of the climb.
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 26, 2011
To descend, yes, there is a rappel/ downclimb if you enter into the gully up high. However, for Tunnel Vision you can easily avoid this and also have a quicker/easier descent. At the top of the final listed pitch in the Handren Guidebook you end up on top of a pedestal with another pitch of vertical climbing above you. You can do this next 5th class pitch and end up getting over to the descent gully up high. However to get into the descent gully much lower down, don't go any higher than the top of the pedestal, but instead go across to the other side from where you came up and descend into a chimney/gully system starting 20' back. Follow this system for a couple of minutes and several hundred feet, then take a sharp right and make a narrow traverse (following cairns) on dark rock towards the right. This will spit you out much lower than the rappel in the gully. Follow cairns and the beaten trail down from here.
By Thaddeus VanDenBerghe
From: Salt Lake Sizzle, Utah
Mar 4, 2015
If you are only planning on doing one big climb on this wall, it just might make more sense to pack/rack up everything you need at the parking lot. Forgoing the need to return to the base of the head wall.