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Blood Diamond 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Erik Pohlman on Oct 4, 2009

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Enjoying the 5.10d-ish slab below the roof. Worth ...

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  • Description 

    Arch right and back left on the cool slab, ending up under a steep dihedral with 2 bolts on the left wall. Pull the roof, then head up and left to the anchor on Diamonds and Rust.


    This route is located left of the rap anchors to get back to the base. Start between High Hard One and Fat Tuesday.


    7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor with mussy hooks. Also has a 2 bolt belay anchor at the bottom.

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    By Erik Pohlman
    From: Westminster, CO
    Oct 4, 2009

    This felt a little soft for 11d, which is the rating from the book. Also, it seems like it doesn't get climbed that often, as there is a bit of lichen in the crux.
    By Elijah Flenner
    Oct 7, 2009
    rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

    Hard to rate this route. Hard at the top of the dihedral, but otherwise not 5.11. Surprisingly good slab climbing at the bottom.
    By Glen Charnoski
    From: Boulder, CO
    May 26, 2013

    Can TR after doing Diamonds and Rust.
    By climberboy228 Romano
    Apr 21, 2014
    rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R

    This route is awesome! The lower part is a great slab, fun, tricky, super cool. BETA ALERT: The roof is only about 8 feet of climbing but requires some smart and tenuous/balancy moves to a stem, a bad foot, and a tough crimp. Then spring for a big move left to a slopey jug...big, blind deadpoint. Then re-establish your feet and reach up for a good jug, high step, and off you go. Then a long runout to the top.

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