We had this route all to ourselves! It was likely due to the chance of thunderstorms today, so there weren't any smart people on the route. We got lucky with only little bits of rain spread throughout the day. The 5.5 Acrophobe pitch was amazing. I am logging 10c because on pitch 5 I did not traverse right to gain the right facing 10a crack, instead, went straight up the thin (less beautiful) finger crack/corner to the left and it felt harder (10b-10d). I was happy to have a TCU handy. Great day out with Taco that was followed by a river dip+burrito+beer!
So much fun! Had previously sent the top pitches after an 18hour day linking in from boarderlinet two years ago. Finally got on Angels Crest proper and it went really smooth today with Chris swapping leads. Car to car time of under 6 hours.
Great day out, OS all 13 pitches. Soloed the ugly first 5.7 pitch. Linked Pitches 4,5 and 5,6. Had to move fairly quickly as we started at 12:50. Thankfully nobody was on route and we made fairly good time. Topping out at 9:05.
Didn't do the 10c variation at the top but certainly regretted it. The last 5.8 pitch was a bit tight for carrying a backpack but certainly doable. Lots of broken ground with only a few good pitches of climbing.