Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: 35.806, -106.141 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 15,990 total · 137/month
Shared By: A Miller on Feb 21, 2011
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Access Issue: COVID-19 New Mexico State Requirements Details

Description

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.

Many of the routes top out on Diablo Mesa, where you can walk off the back to your car. But they all have decent rappel stations that should get you to the ground without too much headache.

Getting There

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Sun Devil Wall

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 4
Sun Devil Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Appendicitis
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 4
Persephone's Parole
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Heat Seeker
Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 30
Sun Devil
Sport 3 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 15
Suntoucher
Sport 4 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 16
Astro Devil
Sport 3 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Seventh Sun
Sport 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sun Devil Crack
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Appendicitis
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Persephone's Parole
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Heat Seeker
 14
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 4 pitches
Sun Devil
 30
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport 3 pitches
Suntoucher
 15
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 4 pitches
Astro Devil
 16
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
Seventh Sun
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 3 pitches
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