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Elevation: 1,888 ft
GPS: 49.43701, -119.56173
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Shared By: Aimee McRae on Sep 18, 2011
Admins: Sean Godwin, Mandie Walls, Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford

Description Suggest change

A popular crag on busy days due to its proximity to the parking lot. The routes on the East Face get great sun in the morning and some shade in the afternoon. Generally the South Face has routes 5.10 and under, and the East Face has routes 5.10 and over. On the Ready to Strike Wall on the East Face are Skaha Classics like Sidewinder (5.10c), Cytotoxic (5.11a), and Ready to Strike (5.10a trad).

Getting There Suggest change

Take the trail just below the upper parking lot. After 5-10 minutes, you'll pass Daycare and Daycare Quickies with their short, easy climbs. Shortly after passing these crags, you'll see a path going off to the right with a sign for Diamondback. Follow that path up the hill for a couple minutes and you're there. The first routes you come to are on the South Face, and around the corners are those on the East Face.

Missing Routes

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There are many known routes in this area that are missing on Mountain Project. On each crag's page, there is a list of its routes that are missing on Mountain Project but described in the guidebook.

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26 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Diamondback

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 36
Tan
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 51
Ready to Strike
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Fine Lime
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 42
Sidewinder
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
Banana Caliente
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Es lo que es
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Cytotoxic
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Nemesis
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 8
Just Basking
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Chameleon
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Gran Fondo
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Paceline
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
20 speed comfort
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 16
On Yer Bike
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tan (a) S Face
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Ready to Strike (b) E Face
 51
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Fine Lime (a) S Face
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sidewinder (b) E Face
 42
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Banana Caliente (a) S Face
 11
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Es lo que es (a) S Face
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Cytotoxic (b) E Face
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Nemesis (a) S Face
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Just Basking (b) E Face
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport
Chameleon (b) E Face
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Gran Fondo (b) E Face
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Paceline (b) E Face
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
20 speed comfort (b) E Face
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
On Yer Bike (b) E Face
 16
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
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