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Angel's Delight 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Scott Baxter, Lee Dexter, early 70's
Season: Spring thru Fall
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jun 12, 2006

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Angel's Delight (in my opinion) is the best 5.7 (some say it's a bit harder) at the Overlook. This one has lots of variation, a bit of exposure and some excellent climbing! Most of the route is relatively mellow, bits of jamming broken up by ledges and such. Once you move into the final corner, you'll want to concentrate. The last crack coming out right under the overhang above is some really cool climbing!

Beta hint: that last crack is much easier if you move all the way up into the corner and stem, traversing with the crack just above waist level. If you're crossing over with your hands above you in the crack, this is going to feel pretty hard!


The route is located left of center, about 150' right of Isaiah.


Standard rack, nuts to #3 Camalot size.

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By Larry Coats
Oct 28, 2007

First ascent Scott Baxter, Lee Dexter, early 70's.
By JMo
From: Tucson, AZ
May 15, 2011

fantastic route. straightforward pro.
By AGirlNamed
Oct 7, 2011

At the crux, I head out right before the crack traverses, there is a large hold to match hands on
By RyanJames
Jul 26, 2012

The end is so much easier than it looks... and so much more CLASSIC!!!
By Micah Kurtz
From: Denver, Co
Oct 7, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Last weekend I was a visiting climber from Tucson and I accidentally left some webbing, cord, and 4 carabiners at the top of Angel's Delight. If you so happen to find it all, would you be so kind to mail them to me? My address is 2630 N Plumer Ave Tucson AZ 85719. Thank you!
By Miguel D
From: SLC
Nov 24, 2014
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

I agree, the end is way easier than it looks. The hold is there. Just look for it. Fun route, with a good variation of cracks and holds. Fun lead. The exposure after the deep corner adds to the greatness of it
By Jake Schmitz
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 21, 2016

Cool moves around the corner, a few loose blocks near the top out when I did it.
By TrevorRoulstin
From: Durango, Co
Nov 10, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Found gear on Saturday November fifth correct identification and you get your gear back.

After two months of silence I am donating the gear to a good cause, the Durango climbing community thanks you for your generous donation :)

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