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El Diablo 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  TR, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Aaron Hobson on Feb 28, 2006

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Photo by Tom Schuster of myself at the crux

Description 

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.

Protection 

The bolt anchors are reached by climbing The Waffer or by high bouldering up the backside of the formation.


Photos of El Diablo Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Another shot of Eugene figuring out the beta to De...
Another shot of Eugene figuring out the beta to De...
Rock Climbing Photo: El Diablo, with Stephen Peinado at the anchors
El Diablo, with Stephen Peinado at the anchors
Rock Climbing Photo: Eugene working through Devils Ice Box beta.
Eugene working through Devils Ice Box beta.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nice clear shot of the Devils Ice Box start Variat...
Nice clear shot of the Devils Ice Box start Variat...
Rock Climbing Photo: Start holds to Devils Ice Box
Start holds to Devils Ice Box

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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.

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