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The Sheriff's Badge is the large wall on the Chief between the North and South Gullies marked by a distinctive white "badge". The wall is fairly difficult in nature with the easiest climbs in the 5.10 range. It is bounded on the left by the magnificent Angel's Crest, and the uber-classic Daily Planet runs strait up the badge.
From the Apron parking lot, walk down the forest road about 600 meters. There are two paths, the right leads to the base of the Sheriff's Badge, while the left leads to the base of Angel's Crest. Both are fairly overgrown, depite the traffic, so look closely, they are easy to miss.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sheriff's Badge:
Blazing Saddles 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Angel's Crest 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 13 pitches
Borderline 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 6 pitches, 600'
High Plains Drifter 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
The Daily Planet 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
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Blazing Saddles 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b North America : Canada : ... : The Sheriff's Badge
This climb is usually approached via the first two pitches of Borderline (5.10b, 5.8).P1 - 5.10a - From the big treed ledge (aka The Terrace), head up the left facing corner on the far left side. A few moves of 5.9 laybacking lead to a stemmy/chimneyish exit move. Bolted anchor.P2 - 5.10b - The money pitch. This thing is SWEET. Continue up the corner and make some moves over, on, and around the big, scary flake. This flake isn't going to last forever, and it'll be a bad day when it falls. ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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