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Diamond in the Crack

Diamond in the Crack


Page Type: Route

Location: Kentucky, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.79500°N / 83.7042°W

Object Title: Diamond in the Crack

Route Type: Technical Rock Climb

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: 5.6

Route Quality: 
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Page By: ITRAD

Created/Edited: Dec 15, 2003 / Dec 15, 2003

Object ID: 159612

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About 3/4's of a mile east of the intersection of KY 77 and KY 715. You will find the Gladie Creek Visitors Center. You can find parking easily around this area. If you look southeast across a field and the river you will see Jewel Pinnacle locate the dihedral. That is the upper portion of Diamond in the Crack. Hike across the field, cross the river (you can usually find shallow spots) and bushwhack up the hill to the rock. Find a couple of dirty cracks in dihedral. These cracks lead to a belay ledge just right of an overhang. It's an obvious line.

Route Description

Climb the easiest line using the two dirty cracks step right of the overhang and up to the belay ledge. The second portion of this climb is the business, climb a very aesthetic dihedral swing around a roof and palm your way onto the summit. About 125 ft. To descend you can find a third or fourth-class scramble off the backside of Jewel Pinnacle.

Essential Gear

Take a good mix of gear depending on your preference any thing from 3/4" to 4" pieces. Cams are very handy on this climb. I’ve even caught folks squeezing in Big Bro’s (the smaller sizes).

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desainmeRoute Comment


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I know this is a good one because Tom Souders recommended it to me and he an original developer of climbs in the gorge.
Posted Dec 16, 2003 6:10 pm
ITRADRoute Comment


Hasn't voted

Sounds like we have some of the same peeps. I haven’t seen Tom in a couple of years. I will say what ever he tells you about a route can be taken to heart.
Posted Dec 21, 2003 9:07 pm

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