Avg: 2.9 from 16 votes
Routes in The Diamond
|Ariana T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Black Dagger T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Bright Star T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R|
|Casual Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Curving Vine T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|D1 T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|D7 T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|D7 Variation T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Dunn Westbay T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C3|
|Eroica T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13|
|Forrest Finish T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Full Dunn-Westbay T 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Full House T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Hearts and Arrows T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Honeymoon is Over, The T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|King of Swords T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Obelisk, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Pervertical Sanctuary T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Yellow Wall T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Michael Covington and Pete Robonson. FFA Dan Hare and Chris Reveley|
|Page Views:||4,428 total, 24/month|
|Shared By:||paco on Jun 30, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionCurving Vine is a quality route. It's not as popular as other Diamond routes and may be a good choice on those busy days. I.e. Fri., Sat., and Sun., and somtimes Mon., Tues., Wed., and Thurs.
P1. Find the start just left of D7 and crank up the steep corner. not the best pro off the deck at .10b/c. continue up to two huge belay bolts (part of the D7 raps).
P2. Climb out the left side of the roof and up a great, left-facing corner. Step left (10.b) at a pin and belay at a mess of old webbing and pins.
P3. Climb up and step back right. Follow this nice crack to the 11a crux just before a good stance. Belay here.
P4. Start up the crack on the right and do the annoying reach past a chunk-o-vegetation (5.10). Then continue up great 5.8/9 corner until it's possible to traverse left to Pervertical's 4th belay. An incredible, exposed traverse and 5.7 to boot! There are two possible traverses here. Make sure and take the 2nd!
P5. From here, you're on Pervertical Sanctuary to the top. It's nice to have AT LEAST one #4 Camalot for this beautiful but sustained 4 inch crack.
P6. Take the 5.9 crack above to Table Ledge.
Keep in mind that you will be joining the quite popular Pervertical Sanctuary, so keep an eye on the traffic there and decide if it's better to race 'em or wait for 'em.