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Diamonds and Rain 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Bumpas on Aug 15, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Open Project near Diamonds and Rain


Beautiful clean white face. You can look at this climb and see everything in front of you. Beautiful long moves to deep pockets for your clips. Super fun climb.


Right of Boob Loob on a very nice clean face with a large pocket at second bolt.


4 bolts cold shut anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Beau Skelton cruising up Diamonds and Rain
Beau Skelton cruising up Diamonds and Rain
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking a jug off of seemingly no holds.
Sticking a jug off of seemingly no holds.
Rock Climbing Photo: Diamonds and Rain
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By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Jul 29, 2014

What's up with the red taped biner on the first bolt? (You can see what I am talking about in the beta photo.) It was still like that today when I walked past. Is there a bad bolt? Still a project? Never taken down after the redpoint?
By Brian Fabel
Jun 14, 2016

I think that was Ben Sear's route to the left, it was red tagged while he was cleaning and working the route, not sure if it still there or not.
By bsear945 Sears
Jun 14, 2016

It was a project... Vance White got the FA its "Clean Slate" 12d. mmm The red tape was just a ghetto way of red tagging it.. I Think I had someone else do it... I don't remember
By Mr. Stevens
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 29, 2016
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

The 1st and 3rd bolts don't seem to be in the best shape. The first seemed the worst, it was slightly pulled out of the rock. Great route though.
By TBrumme Brumme
From: denver, co
Jul 6, 2016

1st bolt definitely needs replacing. It's sticking out about 1/4" and has side-to-side play in the hole. 3rd bold is also loose.
By Ken Noyce
From: Layton, UT
Sep 7, 2016
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

My guide book calls this route 5.11d (2013 edition I think?) Wow, that's a sandbag, I can't think of any 5.12a that I've ever done that was harder than this route, and I can certainly think of quite a few 5.12b's I've done that were easier. Regardless of the rating though, this was an amazing route up some of the most perfect rock I have ever had the pleasure of touching.
By Simon W
From: Nowhere Land
Jun 22, 2017

Balancey, insecure, and sequential long reaches, if that's your thing.

Every bit of 5.12. Second that there are many easier 5.12s out there.
By Brendan Blanchard
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 26, 2017
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

AGREED with some of the other comments. Granted, I'm not a great technical climber, but I've sent plenty in the 12a-b/c range, and this took me the most tries of any route I've ever sent. Having great technique should be a great help on this route, not a reason to sandbag others ;)

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