Type: Boulder
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Shared By: Andy Liu on Oct 28, 2012
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


Sit start. Cross to the crimp. Make a big move out left to an angled jug rail. Climb straight up following the arete finishing on the apex.




Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
A compelling combination of power, subtlety, and everything in between, The Diamond has it all. The first move appears to be a bonehead dyno—it's not. Snagging the huge rail takes a surprising amount of keen technique. For many, the real crux begins at the top. I've seen myriad methods of pinching, crimping, open-handing, and otherwise pawing the horrible granite slopers on the arete. Whatever you do, know this: the finish jug is comically good.

This boulder problem redefines—for me—the definition of good climbing. Even after you send it, you'll want to climb it again. And again. Nov 12, 2013
Super tough at the grade ... especially the V6 left exit that, seemingly shares the same crux move as the V8 variant, at least for the short among us. Probably sits better at V7 and V9 when compared to the bouldering grades in other places in the Valley. Feb 12, 2018