Coldclimb on Festoon
Ben, John and I happened to hit Archangel on a sunny weekend; we don't get more than a handful of those all summer up here. For some reason, we decided to climb on the Diamond, where we were in the shade all day. Due to a crummy topo, we were only about 80% sure we were on the right route, but John gave it a try anyway. This 5.9 starts on a really cool flake, but finishes up on some tough stemming and vein pinching.
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