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.
Set a few feet right of El Cracko Diablo, this route is the clean and cut face with bolts connecting to the same anchor.
Three bolts and an a shared chain anchor. If top roping, use draws and the bolts which serve as invaluable directionals.
|Comments on El Face-o Diablo
|By Linus Platt|
Mar 7, 2010
I did the FA of this on TR in '90
|By John Collis|
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.