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The Archangel 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 66'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b R [details]
FA: Ed Drummond and Hamish Green Armitage, 13th April 1972
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Aug 3, 2009

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Leading Archangel back in June of 1987, my wrist i...

Description 

This striking arete is both bold and beautiful.

Starting on the left side of the arete step up and instantly feel the exposure as you look down the right hand side. Now repeat the same move for 35 feet until a final difficult move gains the break at halfway.

With the break and protection reached, place gear and enjoy the remainder of a true gritstone classic.

Location 

Left of center

Protection 

Trad Gear, although the protection starts after all the diffidulties have been climbed.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Nick reaches the good break on The Archangel.
Nick reaches the good break on The Archangel.

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By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Jun 27, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X

E3 5b in UK grading. Broken ankles (or worse) guaranteed if you fluff this while leading!
By grumpyhighlander
From: Durango, CO
Aug 14, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Archangel back in June of 1987, my wrist i...
Leading Archangel back in June of 1987, my wrist is taped as I did fluff it and fall of about 15-20 ft up and managed to land OK between the boulders, I made it on this second attempt and a year later for a bet.

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