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The Diamond Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: The Diamond in Glenwood Canyon. How to be Bitchin'...

Description 

Immediately uphill of where you park is this large boulder which is roughly diamond shaped on its west face. Currently, one high quality route has been climbed here although future projects are in the works. The rock on The Diamond is excellent although its relative proximity to the interstate and small size detract from its quality.

Getting There 

Hike directly uphill from the parking area on the steep slope to the base of the west face.

Climbing Season

For the Glenwood Canyon area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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]


Featured Route For The Diamond

How To Be Bitchin' 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Colorado : Glenwood Springs : ... : The Diamond
While short, this route packs a pretty good punch in 30 feet of climbing. Climb the left side of the face using thin face holds and a variety of holds on the arete ranging from good, incut holds to difficult slopers. The technical crux probably comes around the 3rd bolt but throughout this short climb you'll be challenged with the body tension, balance, strength and foot work required. The name stems from my experience on the first ascent. I had cleaned and bolted this "mini" project last fall w...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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