Elevation: 5,840 ft
GPS: 35.807, -106.143 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

A warm, south-facing basalt area just beyond the Solar Cave area that offers enjoyable, easier traditional routes up nice crack, columns and small dihedrals. The features resemble those of Devils Tower, Wyoming but on a *much* smaller and less steep scale.

All climbs here have two-bolt anchors.

Multiple lines exist on this face so get creative and have fun as the climbing never gets too hard.

Getting There

Park at the main Diablo Canyon parking area. Hike down the sandy wash towards the Rio Grande passing the Winter Wall and Solar Cave areas and look for anchor bolts on the right wall five feet off the ground. These low anchor bolts are used for cave rescues and are located between climbs Elysian Fields and Phlegethon's Ripple.

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
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