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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Art Sable, Dave Nettle, Jim Howle, 1990
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Aug 24, 2002  with updates from Paul Zander

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Eric near the top of Diamond.


Diamond is the second route moving right from the diagonal ramp that splits the upper and lower portion of Mayhem Cove.

The climbing involves pulling short overhangs for first 30 feet, then becomes less steep. Each overhang is followed by a reasonable resting spot, so despite its impressive length, it isn't really an endurance challenge.

I recall that Carville's guide fails to mention that there are anchors up top, and in fact there are.


11 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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By 426
Apr 20, 2008

I watched a guy lower his gf off the end of the ropes, I'm not sure if it was a 60m, but ties them ends folks!
By Kenny Thompson
From: Cottage grove oregon
Feb 5, 2010

The route next to the diamond is called phallucy
By Chris DeWitt
From: Sacramento, CA
May 17, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

There appear to be 2 cruxes to this route. One is right around the first clip. The second is getting over the roof around the 5th clip. It's a very fun 10 move. Height will definitely give you an advantage here. I also really enjoyed the ~20ft of face climb at the top.
By Colonel Mustard
From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 27, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

There are cold shuts at the anchors. This is a really cool route I always think climbs more like a gear climb.
By Jared Moore
From: Tahoe City, CA
Jul 18, 2014

Does anyone know if there are any 5.10s to the right of the Diamond? I heard there was at least one. If so, what are they? Thanks for any info!
By Paul Zander
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 16, 2014

Jared - there is a 5.10 to the right of the Diamond. Its the next bolt line over. I thought it felt a tad easier than the Diamond.

The Diamond has 11 bolts, and is actually the 2nd route moving right from the diagonal ramp that splits Mayhem.
By Sergey Shelukhin
From: Seattle, WA
Oct 20, 2014

Is this the route that starts thru the middle of a large black patch of rock? I am trying to figure out which of the two climbs right of the Phallucy (name from MP) we did

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