Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Ron Olsen, Bob D'Antonio, Nickie Kelly, 11/26/08
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Nov 26, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Diamonds and Rust is a new sport route on the big shelf left of Heterohedral. Start about 10' right of Edge of Reality and 20' left of Heterohedral. This is the same start as Night Moves.

Step up and clip a bolt on the right, and traverse right to a right-facing corner. Climb the corner to a ledge at its top. Climb a tricky slab past an overlap (crux), and continue straight up to the anchor.


The route starts on a big shelf about 20' left of Heterohedral and 10' right of Edge of Reality. This is the same start as for Night Moves.

To get there from the main Bihedral area, traverse left on the narrow exposed ledge past Dan's Line and Group Therapy. Be very careful. Not a good approach for kids or pets. A safer approach can be made by coming up from the Left Side area, but this is a long way from the main Bihedral area.

An anchor has been installed on the right side of the shelf, so you can do a diagonal rappel back to the main Bihedral area instead of reversing the exposed traverse; see ??.


9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.


George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
Fun route, most of it is easier than 5.9. Use caution when lowering, as it is a bit of a diagonal line, and you can swing all the way over the Heterohedral.

There is a new route right of this line which goes over the Heterohedral roof. Mar 22, 2009
Josh M.
Golden, CO
Josh M.   Golden, CO
Great route! We noticed three or four freshly bolted routes on the back of the spire-like outcropping to the left of Diamonds and Rust... do we have to wait for Bob's book (come onnnnn Aug 4!) to learn about these, too? Jul 19, 2009
Hiro Protagonist
Hiro Protagonist   Colorado
Fun route! I didn't give it that much in terms of stars, but it has interesting climbing really - plenty of holds, but along with awkward angles and slab commitment required. Jan 19, 2013