Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: A. Miller
Page Views: 206 total · 2/month
Shared By: Aaron Miller on May 16, 2011
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

This is the approach pitch for the Observatory Ledge. It is also a pretty good stand alone sport route with fun moves up an aesthetic arete, one of only a few moderates at this grade at Diablo.

Location

This route is at the far right (west) end of the wall, just before turning the corner to the Grotto. Climbs the arete to a roof, steps out right to pull roof, and then back left and up the arete to two bolt anchors. Continue up another 20 feet on gear to reach Observatory Ledge belay anchors.

This route faces NW and sees full shade until late in the day.

Protection

7 bolts

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Jason Young
Los Alamos, NM
  5.10b/c
Jason Young   Los Alamos, NM
  5.10b/c
Added some hardware store steel quick-links and "biners" to the first set of anchors on this route on 05/05/2013. May 6, 2013
Aaron Miller
Santa Fe, NM
  5.10b
Aaron Miller   Santa Fe, NM
  5.10b
Thanks for doing that. Cant rememeber why I hadn't equipped this route with chain, but I guess I didn't. Again, thanks. May 15, 2013
Jon Mitchell
Round Rock, TX
  5.10b
Jon Mitchell   Round Rock, TX
  5.10b
The main trail moves right away from the wall at Clip Art. To locate Space Shuttle, at Clip Art follow the side trail left that stays on the wall going up and around the corner. The start is up on several large boulders. Apr 19, 2018