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Devil's Face

V5, Boulder, 15 ft (5 m),  Avg: 3 from 14 votes
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Colorado > Lyons > St Vrain Canyons > N Fork of the S… > Big Elk Meadows… > Sanctuary


This is a stellar problem following crimpy slashes up an otherwise blank face. Pull thin edges to two perfect small crimps, crank to the horizontal and top out on massive horns.


The face just right of the dihedral in the center of the wall. The holds in the dihedral crack and on the wall to the left are off.


1+ pad. The topout is high but very easy.

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The High Country
[Hide Comment] My favorite problem at BEM! Just hop on and crank up the crimps! Start super low one hand on an undercling for a funky fun move Feb 1, 2012
Dom R
Estes Park, CO
[Hide Comment] Really fun, kind of an eliminate problem. Using a couple feet in the corner to get the last crimp and go to the jug felt easier than V5. Totally avoiding the corner felt desperate. Stemming on the face left would make it feel the most casual. Dec 4, 2021
Roberto Cepeda
Estes Park CO
[Hide Comment] I might've started wrong, still pulled through the crux? Jul 8, 2022
Seth Greer
[Hide Comment] Maybe the purest crimp face I've ever gotten on above pads! Try it without using the obvious hold in the dihedral for a full-on tweakfest! Jul 17, 2022