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Angel of Mercy 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Greg Hand
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Feb 5, 2006

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  • Description 

    On the upper tier of the rock is a severly overhanging west face. Angel of Mercy climbs that face.


    Four bolts to a two bolt anchor.

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Nursing Home - upper tier as seen from the parking...
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    Rock Climbing Photo: Angel of Mercy from belay. Really steep. Possible ...
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    By Greg Hand
    From: Golden, CO
    Feb 6, 2006

    To get to the belay, approach up a gully on the right side of the the main rock and traverse carefully across slabs to the base of the climb. This is easy if no snow on the slabs. A few cams will make the belay more comfortable.
    The view from the horn halfway up is worth it!
    By Micahisaac
    From: Longmont, CO
    Sep 17, 2007

    Great route, great moves! Definitely worth the slab scramble. Thanks for putting these up!
    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Jun 11, 2009
    rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

    Great moves, but you clip one bolt before starting, then 2 more and then the anchors... the bolts are 5' apart. So the meat of the climbing is 10-15 feet. Great fun, but over quickly. If it were not for the deadly landing (sloper ledge to a 60' drop), it would be a boulder problem. As is, it's better off, but wish it was longer.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Apr 28, 2013

    There is a huge jug in the center. When you grab it, your feet will be dangling in space.
    By D Sharp
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jan 25, 2014
    rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

    If you are comfortable on class 3/4, you can quickly approach this climb from the left as well - 5-10 feet of climbing is all it takes.

    On another note - there is a huge pile of crap right under the first bolt. We really couldn't think of a large enough animal that would be also agile enough to get to that spot. Even weirder is that the same pile is clearly visible on the pictures posted here on MP dated back to 2007. WTF?

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