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This is one of the most prominent pieces of stone Archangel Valley. from base to peak, the Diamond is nearly 600 ft in height and contains one of Hatcher's most classic lines, Toto (5.10, Grade III). Along with Toto, there are various other stellar lines here, including Festoon (5.9+) Ruby Shoes (5.7) and Grit Your Teeth (5.10).
Drive down Archangel Rd. till you reach an obvious green out house, looking right at the diamond
5 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Diamond:
Ruby Shoes 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Festoon 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Toto 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 6 pitches
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Toto 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b AK : Anchorage & South Central A... : ... : The Diamond
This route is the gem of Archangel Valley if offers great climbing into the 5.10 range. It begins on the right side of the diamond feature directly across from the American Alpine Club outhouse. The climb begins at the Steve Garvey memorial plaque on the right side of the diamond, although variations exist. Pitch 1: 5.7. Follow the crack system up and slightly left to a bolted belay. Gear to 3-4 inches will be plenty. Pitch 2: 5.7 From the anchor move right and clip a piton, follow the crack sys...[more] Browse More Classics in AK
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