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Disappearing Angel 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C1

Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 140', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C1 [details]
FA: Bjornstad, Hudock, Hollister
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Sep 18, 2004

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This supposedly goes free, but lots of folks seem to doubt it. After climbing it I wonder too. Satan's Revenge looks like a much better free climb on this rock, and this route is a good moderate aid outing.

P1: Start from the notch between the tower and the rimrock behind it. Make a spooky free move onto a ledge - a fall would be bad, and a boost from your partner helps. Clip a couple of old hangerless bolts to a fat bolt over the roof, a few more closely spaced hangerless bolts, and then free climb right to a crack. Fingers and hands lead to a good ledge with a possible belay.

P2: Climb a thin crack past some old hangerless bolts(why?) until the crack jogs left and widens to 4 Camalot size. If you hate this size two big pieces are prudent. The belay is about 10' below the top of the tower and consists of one drilled angle and one crappy bolt. Getting to the top is an easy scramble on sugary rock.

One double rope rap gets you to the ground. An OK route with lots of old unnecessary bolts, but the summit is cool.


6 rivet hangers, a double set of cams from TCUs to 4 Camalots. If you are breaking this into 2 pitches, 3 and 3.5 Camalots are needed to set up a belay.

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Rock Climbing Photo: top shot
top shot
Rock Climbing Photo: drake clowning around at the base
drake clowning around at the base
Rock Climbing Photo: looking north from the south
looking north from the south
Rock Climbing Photo: looking from the north
looking from the north
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian Povolny on The Disappearing Angel.  Photo: T...
Brian Povolny on The Disappearing Angel. Photo: T...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian Povolny on pitch 1. Photo by Todd Gordon.
Brian Povolny on pitch 1. Photo by Todd Gordon.

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By Anonymous Coward
Oct 5, 2005

i believe kevin chase freed this at the same time tom gilje put up satans revenge.
By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Mar 25, 2008

I was updating the anchor this morning and I suffered a loss. After drilling the first hole, I absentmindedly clipped my drill into the wrong piece of sling on the anchor... it was only tied in with an overhand or something. Anyway, Hanoi-Hilti-II took the 100 footer. He is no more.
So, there is one 1/2 inch by 4 inch stainless with chain at the anchor... it works with the ratty slings and is certainly stronger than the 1/4 inch stardrive and baby angle that is the previous anchor.

The route is ok... nice views. A double set is plenty and I dont think extra 5's are necessary. A single 60 meter rope will get you down.
By paul bucher
From: moab, utah
Oct 21, 2012

way fun stuff. we had my wife drop us off so as not to leave a car parked in front of all the private property. about an hour to hike in from the right. went at about 5.9 C1 for us. a rack of aliens would be sweet. i only placed three stoppers. two 4s are not mando but nice. my partner bondo said about half the rivets were loose in the hole. looks like 2 rivets on pitch 2 were missing and a pin on pitch 1. i was to puckered to notice. 3 and 3 1/2 for the belay. single 70 got us down. good stuff if your into this sort of thing. thanks sam for the sacrifice. the one bomber bolt is real nice since the other stuff sort of sucks. free??? doubtful.
By Mark Hammond
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Oct 9, 2015

One 60M rope will get you down.

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