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Diamond in the Tuff
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Routes in Diamondback Area
|Chewey the Beaver S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Chewey's Chimney TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Diamond in the Tuff S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Dusk 'til Dawn S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Edge Zeppelin S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Finked S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Full Moon Fever S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|I Can't Even Right Now TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Look Out Below S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Phylanthropy S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Shadow Plan S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Sport, 140 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Erik Wolfe/Tom Grundy/Weston Lippia|
|Page Views:||188 total, 21/month|
|Shared By:||MisterE Wolfe on Mar 3, 2017|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionPitch 1 (65' - 5.10c): Tricky rounded holds on a steep wall lead to a rest at "The Duck Bill", then past diminishing holds to the arete. The steepness eases to a mantle below the anchors.
Pitch 2 (75'- 5.11a): Easy terrain for 45 feet brings one to a steep headwall. Step onto the face, clip the crux bolt and do some fancy dancing to surmount the bulge (height dependent). Traverse right and finish up on a fun and exposed arete.
There is an amazing ledge on the arete at the top (just below the second pitch anchors), so I put a bolt in to use the anchors as a re-direct for belaying the second up. Bring a long sling or daisy if you want to chill on the ledge.
Edit: I should also mention that I get cell-phone reception from the ledge on the second pitch. Pretty rare for the gorge.