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Angel's Ladder 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b R [details]
FA: Ken Gygi, Kent Jameson 1982
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 29, 2006

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A fine specimen of a nice long pitch of slab work (LCC style). Starts very thin, surmounts a small roof, and continues in runout style as it angles left and finally joins with Slip Slidin', just after the last bolt. The crux was from bolt 1 to 2, or just after clipping the last bolt.


This is the 2nd bolted route you come to on the east side of the gully. It is 2 minutes off the trail.


6 draws for the route, a couple of cams (red Metolius, .75 Camalot) for under the roof (optional), a couple of larger pieces for the finish of Slip Slidin' (there is one piton), and extra slings for the tree in case they are crusty. Two rope rappel.

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By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 11, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R

A very thin slab - basically no holds, just pure friction and you sometimes have to move before you slide of the transient friction hold you are on. Do this on a cold day. Both my partner and I logged big air on this route when we led it. One more of those LCC routes that will make you a master at slabs if your calf muscles are fit enough.

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