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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 E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
Heat Seeker 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Sport, 4 pitches, 300'
Sun Devil 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
Suntoucher 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 4 pitches
Astro Devil 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 3 pitches, 350'
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Sun Devil 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Sun Devil Wall
This route is great fun, but it can also be dangerous due to loose rock - wear a helmet and be careful! Days upon days of cleaning went into putting up this route, but there is still potential for rockfall, especially in the spring after the winter freeze/thaw cycle. Pitch 1 climbs a chossy looking but reasonably good slabby face to a 2-bolt anchor. 120 feet, 5.9.Pitch 2 is the technical crux, climbing up a bulge on thin holds (with a lot of exposure!). 5.11b, bolted throughout.Pitch 3, in my op...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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