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Diamond 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mike Cirone, Ed Sampson
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Submitted By: Kristin McNamara on Jan 1, 2001
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Description 

Calf work out! The crux comes before the first clip, and many 5.9 climbers have slid off. Well worth it.


Protection 

3 bolts and two anchor bolts that are shared with Desperado.



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By Jon Hanlon
From: SLO
Feb 11, 2004
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

This is a great friction climb on solid rock. The crux is getting high enough to clip the first bolt. A fall from here results in an awkward slide/fall to an ankle busting ledge. It is definately solid 5.9 here...dont fall. It IS possible to clip the first bolt on Battle of the Bulge (use a long runner). This gives the belayer enough time to yard in rope and jump off the ledge in time to stop a falling leader from hitting the ledge. (trust me...it works!)

By Floyd Hayes
Mar 22, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Even on a top rope it seemed much harder than any slab 5.9 in Yosemite (e.g., Marginal).

By Tyler Alves
From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Feb 11, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R

Awesome route. If you are climbing Desperado or Battle of the Bulge anyway, make sure to lead/ TR Diamond before you head out. You won't regret it.
Harder than similarly rated shadow wall routes, be careful.

By Jim Reynolds
Jan 29, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R

I dont see how Thin Man gets 5.9 R and this doesnt. I mean, come on, that first clip is terrifying. I led it today for the first time and honestly believed I was going to break my ankle.

PS This is THIN 5.9, not that juggy secure 5.9 that feels all nice and cozy.