Astro Devil, Diablo Canyon, Santa Fe Rock

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Astro Devil, Diablo Canyon, Santa Fe Rock

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Today I climbed another stellar route in Diablo Canyon with my favorite metrosexual hillbilly. My mother accompanied us and we did not murder her. A wonderful time was had by all.

Jessie and Patrick approach the base of Astro Devil
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Patrick leads the first pitch while I belay.
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The second pitch has lots of small edges and great rock.
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There are a few moves that require balance or fancy footwork.
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The rock was getting hot and I was glad to be done with my lead.
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Patrick is moving past a mantle style move that gave me some trouble. It seemed like a spot where height is not an advantage.
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Note that the helmet is on the harness for proper steeze. It's for belaying.
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The top pitch was also very good but I didn't take any butt shots. My toes melted while I was following it. It will be good to revisit this climb during cooler weather. I would not recommend getting as late of a start as we did on a hot day. But it was still worth it!

Astro Devil is relentless and I recommend it.

Love you, mom, thanks for the visit!

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