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The Dark Angel Buttress

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The Dark Angel Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Dark Angel Buttress is the large steep and elaborate buttress, making up the southern contusion of The Devils Staircase. Some of the most pronounced and intimidating lines, including the classic 5 pitch Dark Angel can be found on this soreing buttress.

Getting There 

Approach via Devils Slide Trail, head South from trail Junction until it becomes possible to dip down South Gulley decent of DAB or follow First Terrace approach. DAB base is found just right of the Arch Angel Amphitheater. Descend via the Devils slide trail or down narrow steep gully just south of buttress (South Gully) AKA (The Gallows). Similar to north gully descent At Tahquitz but quite a bit more involved!!! :)

Climbing Season

For the Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks area.

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in The Dark Angel Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dark Angel Buttress:
The Dark Angel   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 900'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up pitch 3!!! The Ultimate Splitter Finge...

The Dark Angel 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : The Dark Angel Buttress
The Dark Angel AKA The Dark Angel Buttress Direct, is the obvious striking splitter system running up the entirety of the Dark Angel Buttress. Holy Shit Wow what a line, is all I have to say about this one!!!Begin with 60m 4th class scramble up toe of buttress, shooting for large tree on climbers right just before climbing steepens and real first pitch begins.P1. Climb (The Chute) steep 5.6 50m varied pitch, will lead you to a large sloping terrace/ledge with fixed red webbing around the large m...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Norwood & The Dark Angel Butress!!
Norwood & The Dark Angel Butress!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Jonathan Reinig stepping out onto the ever imposin...
Jonathan Reinig stepping out onto the ever imposin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr. Spiewak on the Cigarette Day Dream Variation t...
Mr. Spiewak on the Cigarette Day Dream Variation t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nicolas Fitzpatrick Firing the Ultimate Splitter C...
Nicolas Fitzpatrick Firing the Ultimate Splitter C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dark Angel Buttress as seen from Cloud Ripper Towe...
Dark Angel Buttress as seen from Cloud Ripper Towe...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Norwood way high up on P4 of the DAB!!
Chris Norwood way high up on P4 of the DAB!!
Rock Climbing Photo: The never ending approach to the DAB!!!
The never ending approach to the DAB!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: The Dark Angel Buttress with the Arch Angel Amphit...
The Dark Angel Buttress with the Arch Angel Amphit...

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