|El Diablo Spire
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The pure aesthetics of this route are what make it interesting. The holds are thin or sloped and test your balance, and imagination, more than your strength.
The bolt anchors are reached by climbing The Waffer or by high bouldering up the backside of the formation.
El Diablo, with Stephen Peinado at the anchors
Nice clear shot of the Devils Ice Box start Variat...
Eugene working through Devils Ice Box beta.
Another shot of Eugene figuring out the beta to De...
Start holds to Devils Ice Box
|By Michael Szabo|
Dec 23, 2012
I believe my friends and I are the first to do this, but we've added the lower area where you would originally start close to Speak in English as our start to El Diablo, we call it the Devils Ice Box start Variation. Basically, start to the right of the start for Speak in English and climb the corner to a hard move that tops out over the roof, then traverse over to finish El Diablo once on the roof. Overall, we give this a rating of 5.11+. The corner is beta intensive and the roof move is very powerful. Makes finishing the very thin El Diablo a lot of fun.