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Angel's Fright - 5.6 popular

Average Rating = 4.04/5 Average Rating : 4.04 out of 5
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Pro to 2.5", 1 fixed pin on 2nd pitch, 1 bolt on last pitch slab finish, gear anchors
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.42/5
  Rock Quality 4.21/5
  Scenery 4.53/5
  Fun Factor 4.16/5

Description:

This is the obvious groove just left and up of Lunch Rock. P1: The first chimney tops out onto big ledge 40' up. P2: Continue up corner cracks, passing a juggy vertical face section, to reach another ledge. There's a tree with rap slings (100') to climber's left. Further to climber's right, this is also the ledge where the first pitch of Human Fright tops out. Many link Pitches 1 and 2, especially when there's a line on this popular route. P3: Continue up corner cracks to big ledge with big tree. P4: Continue up corner cracks to Lunch Ledge. Numerous ledges thereabouts to belay from, if crowded. Pitches 3 and 4 are also linkable. P5: Meander up via ledges and numberous left- and right-slanting cracks. Place pro as to minimize rope drag. Optional belay at about halfway to the top, at a near-horizontal and slightly diagonal crack that veers out to the left, thinning and petering out at a bush. Two popular topouts from this near-horizonal crack. One is to go up a thin corner crack that goes from fingers to thinner than tips. Some find this harder than rated, but it is pretty low-angled. The other way is to traverse further left along the near-horizontal crack to where it thins out at a bush, then go up runout slab protected by a single solid bolt (that has replaced the original rusty scrap). All the way from Lunch Ledge to the top is about 150', and leader and belayer will be out of sight of each other.

Descent Options:

Scramble further up to find friction descent down south side, which will lead to walking trail that will wrap down and around the base of routes. Don't try to rap from trees near friction descent, as rap with one rope will not get you down to the walking

Submitted by: baja_java on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2012-08-27
Views: 3940
Route ID: 5111

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: oldclimber on 1973-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars BITD

Long time ago

Added: 2012-09-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: jnm1 on 2012-06-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Second time around

Second time I've been up AF - Lead pitches 1, 3 and part of 4, unless you count it as 5 pitches. Fun route. Would do it again.

Added: 2012-06-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: bowleggedgoat on 2010-05-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Angel's Fright

Followed my GF up it for her first trad lead, classic!

Added: 2012-02-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: andrea37 on 2010-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 1st climb at Tahquitz

Did Pitch 1 of Human Fright then linked up on Pitch 3 of Angel's Fright.
Led pitch 3&4. Well protected. We did the low angle slab finish.

Added: 2010-07-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2010-07-10 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Linked up after

1st pitch of Human fright. Good route that is a little inobvious on the last pitch. The overhang pitch is well protected with finger to hand sized cams. The bolted slab finish will certainly give a 5.5 leader something to think about.

Added: 2010-07-13

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