Diamondback Area Rock Climbing
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1) Never park or camp overnight at the access points.
2) Always park off the pavement, taking great care to avoid blocking the gates.
3) Clean up after your dogs. (Local climbers are finding abandoned doggie poop bags.)
4) Pack out all trash and TP, including picking up after others.
5) Use the outhouses if at all possible.
Climbs are often tall here, so bring a 70 meter rope and 16 draws or so - including some long runners. Knotting rope ends is smart, as is always watching the rope-end on lower-outs.
NOTE: The plank bridges that previously gave access to these areas have been removed. See approach info below.
Stand-out long, moderate climbs include "Chewey the Beaver" (5.8+, 14 bolts) and "Finked" (5.7, 10 bolts). Also, "Phylanthropy" (5.7, 7 bolts) is another enjoyable moderate, just to the left and up some steps. All routes have fixed hooks, but please use your own quick-draws if you are doing an extended top-rope session with a group.
ACCESS UPDATE 09/20/2020:
The foot bridges that previously allowed access to this area have been removed.
From Lower Gorge parking:
Follow road down past Big Tower & Pink Wall. After the bend in the road above Grey Wall (and large cottonwood trees), continue ~5-7 minutes upstream (going past Diamond Face & Diamondback areas) to a pointed rock in the river. Hop or scrambled over the rock to cross the river.
Once the far bank is gained, follow cairns and a trail down-stream for 8-10 minutes to gain the Kidding/Diamondback areas.
Another 5 minutes to the Diamond Face area.
Classic Climbing Routes at Diamondback Area
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