Avg: 3.5 from 24 votes
Routes in Sun Devil Wall
|Appendicitis S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Astro Devil S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Heat Seeker S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Icarus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Seventh Sun S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Suicidal Society S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Sun Devil S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13|
|Sun Devil Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Suntoucher S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Type:||Sport, 300 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Rick Bradshaw, Walt Wehner, Josh Smith, 4/1999|
|Page Views:||3,204 total, 24/month|
|Shared By:||Wa3lt on Nov 26, 2006|
|Admins:||Shirtless Mike, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionThis route is great fun, but it can also be dangerous due to loose rock - wear a helmet and be careful! Days upon days of cleaning went into putting up this route, but there is still potential for rockfall, especially in the spring after the winter freeze/thaw cycle.
Pitch 1 climbs a chossy looking but reasonably good slabby face to a 2-bolt anchor. 120 feet, 5.9.
Pitch 2 is the technical crux, climbing up a bulge on thin holds (with a lot of exposure!). 5.11b, bolted throughout.
Pitch 3, in my opinion, is the real gem. It climbs an 80 foot pitch of perfect basalt with incredible exposure and fun moves. Also 11b, though I consider it easier than the second pitch.