Elevation: 7,400 ft
GPS: 32.403, -110.691 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Prewitt on Aug 13, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

Description

A beautiful, steep wall in a secluded setting makes this a treat for the eye, body, and mind. The routes are long single pitches, mostly traditional with an adventurous feel. Rock quality is generally quite good, with interesting plates and incuts. Facing east means morning sun and great afternoon shade. Fires and monsoons have made the approach less than ideal; eliminating any trail that may have existed past the ridge. Be prepared to do some scree-skiing.

Getting There

New approach beta to be added soon.

Park at San Pedro Vista and hike left up the ridge for about 10min until you reach a flat(ish) grassy area. You should be able to see the obvious triangular wall from a few clear spots on the ridge as you come up. Once at the grassy spot you have two options.
1: Continue up and over the ridge, coming down slightly on the other side before traversing right and then down (steep scree) to the backside of the crag. Then descend the drainage (bushwack) on the right eventually gaining the base of the wall.
2: From grassy overlook, drop down making a fairly direct line to the base of the wall. The ground is steep, but not quite as loose as the other ridge descent.
Either way pretty much sucks and will probably take close to 30min the first time. Just remember that this place IS worth it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Red Diamond Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Graceland
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 12
Mirror Image
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
Lipstick
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 22
Sidewinder
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Ruby
Trad, Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Facets of the Mined
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Graceland
 20
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Mirror Image
 12
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Lipstick
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Sidewinder
 22
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Ruby
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Facets of the Mined
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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