All Locations > New Mexico > Santa Fe Area > Diablo Canyon > Early Wall > Observatory Wall (Upper Tier)
Avg: 3.8 from 6 votes
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
|FA:||Ken Kisiel, Scott Beguin, and Billy Butler|
|Page Views:||921 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Scott Beguin on Aug 14, 2007|
|Admins:||Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
The opening moves set the tempo for this exposed and sustained classic. The crux is through the bottom moves but does not jump out at you as a crux at any time. It is pretty sustained, balancy, and thin climbing from the get go. You have to move like a serpent would in S shapes and have good footwork. Very interesting and a must do, but not on a wet day.
Same as for Diablo at The Early Wall then climb either Drunk Rednecks, Clip Art, or Dr. Diablo and go above the anchors to a sketchy 5th class scramble(a green Alien protects a move) up to the belay anchors for Lichening The Serpent that is located at a notch between the wall and a very large block.