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El Face-o Diablo 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Linus Platt, 1990 (TR)
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Oct 7, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: El Face-o Diablo

Description 

Aesthetic and clean, El Face-o-Diablo will somehow leave you feeling a little dirty?

Deceptively difficult! What looks like a walk in the park, climbs more like a mugging. A thin and slippery start greets the unsuspecting climber. Hard to hold on too, the beginning for most will unleash a brutal beating. Thin crimps, shallow side-pulls, awkward feet, and off-balance movement make this more of a battle than a climb. If you can make it to the first bolt, keep your guard up, its not over!

Most always run as a top-rope, this route can be led, rehearsal is advised as the first bolt is well above the crux moves and about 15-18 feet high.

Location 

Set a few feet right of El Cracko Diablo, this route is the clean and cut face with bolts connecting to the same anchor.

Protection 

Three bolts and an a shared chain anchor. If top roping, use draws and the bolts which serve as invaluable directionals.


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By Linus Platt
Mar 7, 2010

I did the FA of this on TR in '90
By John Collis
From: Seattle, WA
Mar 29, 2011

Why is the first bolt on this so high? Seems stupid and dangerous to me
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 10, 2011

As of 10/11, the first bolt is starting to pull out.