Avg: 4 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 750 ft (227 m), 9 pitches|
|FA:||Michal Rynkiewicz, Ryan Hoover|
|Page Views:||2,763 total · 57/month|
|Shared By:||Ryan Hoover on Sep 26, 2017|
|Admins:||Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
P1 5.9: Climb R.O.U.S., a fun, dark bolted chimney.
P2 5.11: The fight begins. Start up the Dark Crystal (Seasonally wet, usually dries in early June), climb to where the original route breaks left. Instead, climb straight up, clip a bolt and pull the roof. A couple boulder moves lead to a pumpy hand traverse. Save a hand size piece of gear for the end.
P3 5.10: Climb the short tricky arête of the Dark Crystal. This could easily be linked into P4.
P4 5.12- (5.10+ A0): The pitch of eternal sadness. Break right from the ledge into a shallow right facing dihedral. After a somewhat moderate start, a short but devastatingly granite crux, followed by more easy climbing brings you into the Dihedral.
P5 5.11-: Dubbed the Book of Earth Mother, this pitch offers some of the best corner climbing Index has to offer. Perfect.
P6 5.11d: If the corner didn't get you giddy, this slightly overhung 40 meter pitch leads up the glorious Zebra Headwall. Discontinuous cracks, jugs, and a sloper crux is sure to grab your attention.
P7 5.0: Move belay up and right to the next anchor.
P8 5.11: Climb steep rock to a slab crux. Continue up the slab and pull the fat roof on sexy slopers.
P9 5.9: Fun climbing top's you out on the highest point of The Diamond.
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