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Location: 36.57173, -118.58449 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Luke Stefurak on Jan 17, 2015  with updates from Luke Stefurak


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Angel Wings, a 3000 ft backcountry wall

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The biggest rock face in the Sierra outside of Yosemite.

Getting There 

Angel Wings is about 16 miles from the nearest road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Angel Wings

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Angel Wings:
Valkyrie   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 17 pitches, 2200'   
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Valkyrie 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  California : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : ... : Angel Wings
This is one of the longest and most spectacular climbs that I've done in the Sierra. Valkyrie delivers stunning position and pitch after pitch of varied and interesting climbing. The exposure on the second half of the route makes you feel like you are climbing on El Capitan. The first ascent team did an amazing job connecting the physical crack sections with tenuous slabs and face climbing. These bolted pitches prove to be the cruxes of the route. Competence in wide climbing is a must for the nu...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Angel Wings and Hamilton Lake.
Angel Wings and Hamilton Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: angel wings and some of the other incredible forma...
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By Mike Womack
From: Los Angeles, CA
Jun 28, 2017
Never been here, but I really want to. Secor's guide lists about 10 routes on this rock with the majority of them having some aid up to A4. The FAs were listed in the 80's mainly, so I'm curious to any potential hard free lines out here. Seems really cool. Also, if anyone knows the approach and camping beta, it would quite helpful to add. Thanks!

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