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Crazy Diamond 


Type:  Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, Grade II
Original: WI4+ [details]
FA: John Imbrie & Clint Cummins, December 27, 1977
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Luc-514 on Feb 22, 2010

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Matt D following, 2/19/16. Mike Sturgeon photo.

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Climb the first moderate pitch (WI3) to a good stance. Attack the upper section (WI4+). The top column does not always come in. This is one of the shorter climbs at Lake Willoughby, as well as one of the more moderate.


Located right of Extensive Homology past the tree line and just left of Zephyr.


Ice screws. Rap the route. Bring gear for v-threads.

Photos of Crazy Diamond Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Crazy Diamond on Sunday 16-Feb 2014
BETA PHOTO: Crazy Diamond on Sunday 16-Feb 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Mount Pisgah February 16, 2014
BETA PHOTO: Mount Pisgah February 16, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt D on belay.  Mike Sturgeon photo.
Matt D on belay. Mike Sturgeon photo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Larry Knapp. Steeper than it looks..
Larry Knapp. Steeper than it looks..
Rock Climbing Photo: Crazy Diamond
Crazy Diamond

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By Ted Sumers
Apr 9, 2013
rating: WI4-5

i think 4+ is a huge sandbag, even for willoughby! i climbed this in thin(ish) conditions; lead the first pitch (would give it wi4) and followed the second (easily wi5, maybe 5+). i'd followed glass menagerie a few days earlier and think this was substantially harder-- while glass menagerie had more sustained steep ice, it was also stemmable, whereas the crux pillar on diamond was super thin, straight vertical, and marginally protectable at best.
From: ma
Jan 11, 2015

i says what ted says
By chris magness
Feb 21, 2016

Difficulties are condition dependent. Can be climbed in one pitch with a 70.

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