Red Devil (not my photo but a nice one nonetheless...
The Red Devil is the large Flatiron North of Der Zerkle. Like Der Zerkle, its East face is crossed horizontally by a substantial overhang. Above the overhang and close to the center of the face, a Chimney/trough starts and ends just before reaching the ledge for the final summit block. The Red Devil East face is, well, RED. And can be easily spotted from the Mesa trail.
For the most part, the rock is good although on the South (left side) of the red spot the rock is exfoliating some, so don't yank on them flakes too hard. The rock to the left of the chimney is great.
To reach the bottom of the East Face, follow the Mallory cave trail to Square Rock and start bushwacking to the North West from here. When you reach the red Devil you will notice the Unicorn, a small Flatiron leaning against the North side of the East face of Red Devil. The Unicorn will block you from going too far to the North.
To reach the South Face continue up the Mallory Cave trail past the original rock pitch to the cave (water groove) and until the trail switch backs two feet from the South face and you are under a blocky dihedral with 2 large trees some 30 feet above. If you continue up the trail you will wind up almost on top of the Red Devil and the descent blocks will be clearly visible.
Climbing Season For the Central area.
Weather station 2.9 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Hell Freezes Over 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Colorado
: ... : Red Devil
The first pitch starts above the trail at the last switchback below the upper south face of Red Devil. 10a/b; 95'; 11 bolts. A boulder problem start leads to lots of fun, juggy 5.8 - 5.9 climbing. The second pitch starts off the ledge and ascends a cream colored face to a powerful, steep short arete with improbable moves in great position. 12a; 35'; 4 bolts.There are two variations to the second pitch. Hellzapoppin (11c/d) climbs the first 2 bolts on ...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
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By Flatirons Climbing Council
Aug 2, 2016
A new route requiring fixed hardware is being proposed on the south face of the Red Devil. The application for bolting has been received by the FCC for the August 1 cycle. Details of the proposed route can be found here on the FCC site: flatironsclimbing.org/current-...
Please feel free to post any comments you have on the application. The public meeting will be held at the Spot on September 1, 2016 at 6:30, and everyone is welcome to join and vote there.