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Angel Wing- Oreo Girls 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b C2 X

Type:  Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 165'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b C2 [details]
New Route: Yes
Season: closed
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Submitted By: Orphaned on May 26, 2007

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Angel Wing from the skinny side. The Bandito Route...

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p1 (lead by Andy Dannerbeck) was very soft and had loose blocks with 1 piece of pro. All free @ 5.7 and ends at two drilled angles.
p2 climb C.1+ crack past fixed pin to double drilled pin anchor.

hole count: 1 on p2, 4 belay total = 5


The second pitch is the analog of the Bandito route which faces the road on the south end. This route is concealed on the back side, although the grazing permitee had no issues with us at the time, 18 years ago.


standard desert rack (hammerless)

Photos of Angel Wing- Oreo Girls Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Angel Wing.  TBow on P2 of East Face Route.
Angel Wing. TBow on P2 of East Face Route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit of Angel Wing.
Summit of Angel Wing.

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By Kevin Kent
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 5, 2015

I was actually able to sew up the first pitch pretty well with lots of cams, but they're basically all behind loose blocks so who knows if anything would have held. It seemed a touch harder than 5.7 too but maybe I was just gripped because the entire pitch is super loose. This is definitely one of those times where it's hard to know if it's X, R+ or PG because you never know if the gear might just hold. All the anchors seemed pretty good to me. I was a little disappointed not to find any of the rumored trinkets on top! Rad tower!
By Jeremy Aslaksen
Nov 6, 2015

Take down all these pics. ALL of them from ALL these areas.

This is for YOU Trevor and Kent.

Think about it for Christ's sake.

By Kevin Kent
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 7, 2015

So Andrew Burr and Jason Haas can write magazine articles, Honnold and Wright can sell a video, but we can't post a couple photos on Mountainproject?
We were climbing with our Navajo friends and had full permission to be on the land.
By Wylie
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 11, 2015

Kevin, it's for Christ's sake. Jesus isn't down with online route info. The salvation of your soul and pissing off the Lord is not up for debate.

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