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Location: 27.03555, 99.6954 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Brandon Gottung on Jan 4, 2016
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Description 

The Diamond is the sheer wall with a prominent pillar to the northeast of Li Ming village. The Diamond gets sun all day making it a great place to visit during the colder time of the year. Expect to be warm in the sun! There are a handful of high quality single pitch routes and two multipitch routes that meet up and summit the huge pillar. Since the approach is long and the are just enough climbs to keep a motivated party busy for a long day - get an early start and try to climb them all.

Getting There 

Take the road across the bridge to the South Valley to the sharp hairpin turn in the road. Here there is a trail that cuts down to the river. Cross the wooden foot bridge and follow the most established trail up the gully, eventually cutting left (climber's left) to the ridge. Follow the ridge until the trail cuts right under the conglomerate wall and keep traversing up and right to the large pillar.

Climbing Season

For the Lijiang Area area.

Weather station 54.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['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
Rock Climbing Photo: Ana at the mantle of Chum Go Gugge.

Chum Go Gugge 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Asia : China : ... : The Diamond
Solid at the grade with a couple of different cruxes, Chum Go Gugge is engaging start to finish. Some hollow rock up top is very climbable, but take care where the gear goes in.Some slabby moves to get set up for steep face climbing protected with finicky gear then up the vertical, narrow crack. Before the crack disappears, traverse right on some slabby features to a large ledge. A tricky mantle leads to fun tips and fingers into the sustained off-fingers crack.This is the first pitch of The Dia...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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