Diamond Area

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Lots of sun!
7 mins
Uphill

A good and accessible area which lies just behind the Outward Bound School. There are a number of different groups of boulders here scattered around a large knoll, with a wide variety of problems, from highball slabs to sit-down cracks. All good stuff and in condition all year.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Left Crack
Climb the crack using everything at this grade. It is V2 from a sitting start, using only the crack.
 
1 Stars
V0+ 5a
2
Rob's Wall
Directly up the centre of the wall is a Lakes granite classic. Still a meaty V7 from a standing start. Photo on page 4.
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Technical
Strong
V9 7C
3
Problem 3
Climb the arete on improving holds. A sit-down start is available at V3 using the opposite pillar for the feet initially to get...
 
1 Stars
V1 5b
4
Problem 4
The other arete is pleasant.
 
1 Stars
V0- 4b
5
Problem 5
The centre of the face from a difficult sitting start.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
6
Problem 6
An old classic, up the arete to finish up the crack on the left.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V6 7A
7
The Traverse
Traverse from bottom left, across the pillar and finish across the weakness on the main face of The Diamond.
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
V1 5b
8
Pillar Face
A superb problem which takes the face, using the right arete for some friction, and featuring intense moves in the upper half.
 
2 Stars
V3 6A
9
Diamond Crack
Climb the crack.
 V0 4c
10
The Diamond
Pull onto The Diamond then balance coolly up the face for a great Lakes highball tick. Photo on page 177.
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
V1 5b
11
Problem 11
Start at the lowest point of the boulder and climb to the juggy lip of the overhang. Traverse left to finish at the highest...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
V0+ 5a
12
Problem 12
The crack is much the same grade from standing or sitting.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V0 4c
13
Problem 13
Pull up right onto the face from the base of the crack and crimp to the top.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Crimpy
V4 6B
14
Strong Arete
The striking blunt arete is climbed from a horizontal crack and good flat hold. A fantastic problem which can also be done from...
 
3 Stars
Bumstart
Strong
V7 7A+
15
Problem 15
Pull up leftwards over the lip and up the slab.
 V1 5b
16
Problem 16
Start on good holds to reach the arete on the right, where things turn rather mean; a powerful move is needed to reach the good...
 
1 Stars
Strong
V4 6B
17
Problem 17
Pull over the roof to gain the face and climb it.
 
Bumstart
V4 6B
18
Phil's Traverse
Start at the short crack and traverse the lip then pull up at its highest point.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
V4 6B
19
Problem 19
Pull over onto the slab at a flake.
 
Bumstart
V0 4c
20
Light Fantastic
The slanting groove from sitting is powerful and technical.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Technical
Strong
V6 7A
21
Emerald Slab
Climb the slab pleasantly.
 VB 4a
22
Traverse
Start from sitting at the base of the left arete and traverse the lip round the back of the boulder.
 
Bumstart
Pumpy
V5 6C
23
Problem 23
The left arete is climbed on its right-hand side
 V0+ 5a
24
Problem 24
Up the diagonal line of weakness.
 VB 4a
25
White Slab
The fun centre of the slab.
 
1 Stars
V0- 4b
26
Problem 26
The right arete.
 V0- 4b
27
Lipster
Traverse the lip from left to right.
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
V4 6B
28
Problem 31
The traverse can be done in either direction at this grade.
 V0 4c
29
Rob's Crack
Climb the crack.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V4 6B
30
Problem 33
The south-facing slab.
 V0 4c
31
The Ring of Fire
An excellent pump-fest, though a bit of an eliminate as described. Traverse the bottom face of Marcus 2, without using the top,...
 
2 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
V6 7A
32
Problem 29
The centre of the wall with a mantelshelf to finish.
 
Bumstart
V3 6A
33
Marcus 1
The entire block traversed from left to right is good.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
34
Problem 34
Climb the diagonal crack then pull over onto the left-hand block.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V1 5b
35
Problem 35
Climb the crack to halfway then pull over right.
 
Bumstart
V1 5b
36
Problem 36
From the starting holds of the crack pull over the overhang.
 
Bumstart
V2 5c
37
Problem 37
A lip traverse starting from the right.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
V3 6A
38
Problem 38
Traverse the block - no use of the lip on the wall facing into the cleft.
 
1 Stars
Bumstart
Pumpy
V2 5c
39
Problem 39
Straight up the face.
 
Bumstart
V1 5b
  • Latest Comments

    For ESKDALE FISHERGROUND

    Problem 5
    "the start is doing my head in, any suggestions" 20/Feb

    Problem 11
    "Decent sit down start only slighly harder" 27/Aug

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