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Station 62 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Andy Hansen on Oct 5, 2010

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Look at all that crap dangling off my harness.


Angel Food is a distinct line that runs under and up to a very large roof. To get the most out of this route follow the diagonal crack system to under the roof, avoid the easy terrain to your right that is very tempting for your feet, place your pro and fire over the roof using the splitter crack and undercling. If you avoid the slanting ledges to your right this climb climbs consistently 5.8+ to a 5.10b crux. This route is #38 in Rock Climbing Minnesota and Wisconsin at the Minnesota Strip.


Far right side of Minnesota strip area. Once you're in the climbing area look up and find the large, protruding roof.


Standard Rack. Small cams at crux.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Getting set up to pull the roof.
BETA PHOTO: Getting set up to pull the roof.
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By Josh Cox
From: Andover, MN
Jun 6, 2011

A.K.A. Station 62
By Peter L Scott
Jun 12, 2014

The name of this route is Station 62 as per Midwest Mountaineering's guide to Taylors Falls and Close to the Edge,Down by the River a Climber's guide to Interstate Park. As the co-author of Close to the Edge... and climbing at TF since 1979, I have never heard this climb referred to as Angle Food.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Jun 12, 2014

If I remember correctly I read the name Angel Food in a comprehensive WI/MI Guidebook. I'll change it to appropriately reflect it's history and continuity.
By Peter L Scott
Jun 26, 2014

Thanks Andy.
By Lou Hibbard
From: Eagan, MN
Aug 16, 2016

I've done it both ways but going left around the roof is also an interesting variation if you actually climb high to right under the roof before traversing left in a thin hands crack.

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