Type: Trad, 2 pitches
FA: Wunsch, Hritz, Logan, 1973
Page Views: 3,417 total · 16/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Feb 13, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Jim Erickson called the Highway of Diamonds a "route of untarnished beauty".

For P1, start in the slot between fin one and fin two. The start is a shallow corner leading to a left angling crack that gains the right corner of the obvious large roof. You will pass the bolted line "Land of Ra" on the way. Hike up a moderate crack for 15 feet and belay above the roof in a small stance on the arete.

P2 dodges right for a short way and then cuts back to the arete for truly magnificent position on moderate rock.

Descend North or rap from the anchors on Land of Ra (165 feet). Take a lot of wired stoppers and a full range of cams.

Three stars for a classic piece of Eldorado history, great stone, and the amazing position. It's hard to believe that twenty years has elapsed since I touched this beautiful piece of stone.

Protection

A full trad rack and a 60 m rope.

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