Desolation Angel*** E6 6b
[Desolation Angel, E6 6b, 2 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
The central arete gives a fine route, climbed on its left-hand side throughout. A distant side-runner is often used at E5, though the upper section remains bold. © ROCKFAX

FA. Terry Hirst (with side runner) 1978 Simon Jones (solo) 1992

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

Photo: Desolation Angel, E6 6b © simes303
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Awesome route, great crux sequence! One of the best e6's I've done for sure. Gear placed on lead. Extra E point for a post corp send?
Wizzy - Lead RP - 24/Sep/15
simes303 - 2015

felt solid on it, but didnt fancy the barndoor leg pinching with a groundfall
ashtond6 - TR - 20/Dec/14

john lynch - TR - 25/Oct/14 with Bethan D

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/14

mark20 - Lead β - 21/Aug/14

First E6. First headpoint. Preplaced gear and no side runner. Probably soft. Lovely moves though.
deacondeacon - Lead RP - 21/Aug/14

One miss read move then had it second go. A superb sequence. Would be a very committing crux on lead, maybe 6a?
jwpil - TR RP - 10/Jul/14

tedswag - TR dnf - 29/Mar/14

Super cool line and good climbing, first of the grade.
BillyRidal - Lead RP - Jul/13

Brown - Lead RP - 12/Feb/11 with Henry

mwatson - TR RP - 2011

Great moves - Soft 6b but regular E6.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 07/Nov/10 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - Lead RP - 07/Nov/10 with nathan lee

Got it clean on 3rd try
BeccaSnowden - TR RP - 25/Sep/10

Probably worth 6a.
liamoloughlin - Lead RP - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Sep/08

Had belayed Barrows on this last year. Got warmed up, did it and then got rained/hailed off. Brilliant route, really enjoyed it. Some quality arete thigh pinching after the crux stretch.
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 15/Apr/08 with Tommy M

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/08

Hidden - TR RP - 15/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/07

Jus - TR - 25/Feb/07

Gus - Solo - 2004

Did it after one toprope attempt - without the side runners. What fun!
Grimny-lyn - the merry dwarf - Lead RP - Jul/02 with Mike Stacey

Same night as On The Air. Single low runner, en route.
Jon Read - Lead RP - May/00 with Kate Cox

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
theomoore, martroberts, Dan Lane

Total votes cast 53
hard E70 of 18
E70 of 18
easy E70 of 18
hard E60 of 18
E69 of 18
easy E67 of 18
hard E51 of 18
E51 of 18
easy E50 of 18
hard 6c0 of 18
6c0 of 18
easy 6c0 of 18
hard 6b0 of 18
6b1 of 18
easy 6b14 of 18
hard 6a3 of 18
6a0 of 18
easy 6a0 of 18
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