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Blue Angel

This route is located in the Southern Region at Area 6 - CLOSED

White Lightning

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Diablo 5.11d (Sport) *****

First Ascent: Brian McCray
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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The route everyone will come here for. Furthest left on the steep wall. Begin with an entrance fee of a little bouldery move to reach the climbing that people travel from overseas for. Gigantic holds, big moves, and mega steep rock with a smack down anchor run. Originally equipped by Brian McCray in the late 90s.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Private

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5.12a (44 votes)

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Submitted by: climb2core
Date: Sep 20th, 2013


climb2core said on September 13th, 2013
Like Amarillo Sunset but progressively steeper. Hard for the grade.
Jeff said on September 13th, 2013
Rebolted, by Kipp, FA by Josh Livasy.
Andrew said on September 13th, 2013
The best jug haul in the RRG. Classic
pigsteak said on September 14th, 2013
tried to keep the original flavor of the old fart who originally bolted this 100 years the runouts may feel spicy, but blame the guys who really knew how to clip bolts from the 80's. also, the fat arrow in the middle is our version of "midnight lightening", so no need to scrub it off;)
Meadows said on September 14th, 2013
One of the best routes ever! Thanks Kipp. So who did the route originally?
pigsteak said on September 15th, 2013
never did find out for sure...was told mccray or anderson had poked around out there in the past.
climb2core said on September 20th, 2013
1st photo posted credit to Jennifer Morgan Photography
bcircell said on March 16th, 2014
Big moves, big rides, big fun. Very aesthetically pleasing.