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The Diamond Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.8253, -121.561 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jon Nelson on Apr 8, 2013
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Description 

Large wall right of the Cheeks and above Duck Wall.

Getting There 

Three approaches.

1) Hike the Upper Wall trail, then follow the trail right along the base of the Cheeks. Cross the gully to the Diamond.

2) Hike up to Duck Wall at Lookout Point, then either do a route to its top or follow the gully on its left side. This gully generally has water rushing down until mid-summer, but one can skirt along its right edge at the bottom, then cross to the left side midway up. As of January 2017, there is a fixed line to help keep you stable on the wet rock steps.

3) Hike to the top of Lookout Point, then skirt left (southwest) along the top of Lookout Point and Duck Wall.


Early in spring when the gully is full of water, route 1) is probably best for the Diamond; otherwise taking the gully in 2) is easier and faster.

But for the Collegium, route 3) is probably fastest at all times of year.

Climbing Season

For the Index area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Diamond Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Diamond Area:
R. O. U. S.    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   The Diamond
Centerfold   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport   The Diamond
The Dark Crystal   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad   The Diamond
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Featured Route For The Diamond Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Hell Bent For Glory, P3, the long dihedral 10d.

Hell Bent for Glory 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Washington : Index : ... : The Diamond
Ascends a spectacular, shallow left-facing dihedral on the right side of the wall, finishes by face climbing on a dike. P1: 5.6. Follow right-trending crack. P2: 5.10 or 5.11: Currently being cleaned and worked out. The FA team could ascend a log to get past a thin section. Log is now gone, and there are two possible work-arounds. When the construction is done, the straight-on approach will involve a short wide dihedral crack where one will be doing chimney type climbing to a big ledge, and ther...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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