Elevation: 917 ft
GPS: 48.713, -121.161 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: calvino on Nov 29, 2016 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure March 1st to approximately July 15th each year; climbing outside approved CMAs strictly prohibited Details
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure at Newhalem Crags March 1st to mid-July Details

Description

The metamorphic Skagit Gneiss of Diablo Wall is a beautiful and unique rock formation. It is metamorphic rock that formed as the roots of a volcano.The outcrop reveals 108 million year-old sedimentary rock that transformed 65 million years ago by cooking at 700 degrees C and 8 kilo-bars of pressure 35-40 kilometers under the earth's surface.

This roadside crag is shaping up, and has potential for more routes. Secluded, well sheltered base area, with shade and protection from rain. There is some friable rock but the wall generally clean. Considerable road noise by passing diesel trucks and Harley riders.

This wall has seen a couple waves of development and has plenty of potential to continue growing. The first bolting activity was done by a traveling Russian climber, and was left incomplete nearly 20 years ago. The original rusted, quarter inch bolts have been replaced.

There are a number of other bolts leading to the top of the wall that are open/abandoned projects.

Getting There

Follow Hwy 20 east of Newhalem to mile marker 126. The wall is immediately north of the highway (about 20 yards) where the road to Diablo and Lower Gorge campground veer off.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Diablo Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Rainy Day Woman
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Oso
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Kinnikinnick
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Shiny Yellow Crane
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Guillotine
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rainy Day Woman
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Oso
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Kinnikinnick
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Shiny Yellow Crane
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Guillotine
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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