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spectreman

Trad climber
CO
Aug 8, 2008 - 07:28pm PT
Climbers on Casual Route, Forrest Finish, Black Dagger, and Soma. This shot is taken from the Camel Slide descent. My wife took the photo, me and my partner are the Black Dagger team. George Lowe is the climber in white on Soma.

Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Aug 8, 2008 - 10:06pm PT
Nice thread
Buggs

Trad climber
Eagle River, Alaska
Aug 12, 2008 - 04:04am PT
Awesome photos mates,...turned out to be much to big and lengthy for me this summer... maybe next lifetime??


As close as I got,...the campsite.
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Aug 12, 2008 - 10:27am PT
Moraine Park Campground site number #153 eh? my fav!


Brian

climber
Cali
Aug 12, 2008 - 11:18am PT
It's been awhile since I've posted a photo, but here goes...

This is my good buddy John on the Yellow Wall Bivy Ledge.

I just got back from spending 5 weeks in Estes Park--so much great climbing...

The Diamond is a beaut, no doubt. However, the North Chimney (the entry route for the Diamond) is a real pile of sh!t.

Definitely a must do wall for any alpine rock climber.

Brian
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Feb 24, 2009 - 01:23pm PT
This thread needs some additions.
The Diamond is amazing!
"Shall we go
you and I while we can
through the
transitive nightfall
of diamonds"
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Feb 24, 2009 - 02:03pm PT
Mirror shatters, in formless of matter
Glass hand dissolving, through ice petal flowers revolving
lady in velvet recedes in the nights of goodbye...
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 24, 2009 - 02:10pm PT
so what for next year? longs three years in a row now. dunn/westbay, casual, lambs slide to notch col (solo). really wanna do smash the state!!

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Feb 24, 2009 - 02:14pm PT
My friend Bill just finished up his quest to climb Longs by twelve different routes in twelve consecutive months.

Dougald MacDonald wrote about it on his blog:
http://themountainworld.blogspot.com/2008/12/annals-of-obsession-update.html

Here's Bills rendition of the ascents:
http://www.wwwright.com/climbing/tripreports/2008/LongsPeakProject.htm
goatboy smellz

climber
dirty south
Feb 24, 2009 - 02:53pm PT
Earlier this year - Flying Buttress, Ships Prow & the Diamond.




donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 24, 2009 - 03:22pm PT
Certainly one of the best alpine "crags" in the world. Great climbing, location and history, but probably to short for the "face" designation.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Feb 24, 2009 - 03:26pm PT
You north of the equator again Jim?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 24, 2009 - 03:34pm PT
Ron,
Got back a few days ago. I'll be going to RRR- perhaps we can hook- not in the biblical sense that is.
ct

climber
CO
Feb 24, 2009 - 04:21pm PT
Truly an amazing place to climb. Finished the Casual Route in a rainstorm last year, the crux pitch was terrifying. Did Pervertical this year (thanks Ron) in perfect temps and had a blast.

Anybody been on Black Dagger?

N. Chimney at Dawn

Sheets of golden granite

Chilling on the Mitten

Crux on Pervertical. Looks slabby! Not so...

Halfway up the OW pitch.

Table Ledge at last.

Rounding the corner

Summit glory!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 24, 2009 - 04:33pm PT
I've done the Black Dagger. Great climb, FULL value for the grade.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Feb 25, 2009 - 02:21am PT
The Diamond should have a permanent front page slot, seriously.
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Feb 25, 2009 - 08:31am PT
i gotta agree. here's a bump.

heading up to share a smoke with pete and andy.



cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Jul 25, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Just saw the Diamond in person for the first time this month. Looks amazing!


Bump!
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jul 25, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
I would like to do it some time but have knee issues on long approaches/descents. How long does it take to approach from the car (a regular walk NOT really hoofing it type of walk)?
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Jul 25, 2013 - 06:20pm PT
Approximately 5 hours by headlamp to the North Chimney for this 60 y.o.

YMMV
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