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This wall boasts the classic multi-pitch lines that have made Diablo Canyon famous to the outside communities. If you climb nothing else at Diablo, or it is your first time, I would take a hard look at these lines before you leave. This wall faces south and therefore makes for nice sunny climbing on colder days, but you can catch some great shade on early Summer mornings too, perhaps before 11am.
This is the wall you pass on the way to the Solar Cave, on the North side of Diablo Canyon. It is around the corner to the south from the Winter wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sun Devil Wall:
Appendicitis 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
Heat Seeker 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 4 pitches, 300'
Sun Devil 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
Suntoucher 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 4 pitches
Astro Devil 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 3 pitches, 350'
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Icarus 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Sun Devil Wall
A fantastic route up the clean face just left of Astro Devil. Named after the Greek mythological character who was warned by his father not to fly too close to the sun or his wings of wax would melt. This tale applies to the great second pitch, which is the crux of the route. First pitch is awkward 5.11c where, like classic Cave routes at Diablo, none of the holds are down-pulls. 3rd bolt has fixed chain draw. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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