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splattskire-post  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2002


SP erased my previous entry
Posted Dec 12, 2015 4:13 pm

derekpercYou get to park on the mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2015


My soccer mom SUV couldn't make the last 1/2 mile of the road, but the fire pit next to where I parked showed me that I wasn't the only one. The last 1000' is fun terrain, and you get to do some scree surfing on the way down. Also the approach hike is basically zero which is a rare treat for Idaho.
Posted Aug 29, 2015 12:36 am

apachedinoLots of Pronghorns  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2015


Perfect time of year to come to this area as the wildflowers are out and the land has a soft texture of new green growth. Soon to turn brown I am sure, but cloud dappled sunshine on this open country is the best. Woke up to some wicked fast baby pronghorns in the morning. Interestingly tomented and folded rock over on the Riddler side becomes apparent on the way up.
Posted Jul 13, 2015 1:39 pm

aaronjamesStraight up.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2014


Nice hike! Quite an elevation gain for 2.1 miles up at 3,800ft. Great view of the Little Lost and Beaverhead Deer Lodge by the divide.
Posted Sep 4, 2014 12:53 am

LazyJSkwiresFresh Powder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014


The only other people there turned around in the first 20 minutes because of some low lying clouds. A couple hours later it cleared up and it stayed beautiful. There was a light dusting of snow at the top along with the unmelted snowpack. I really enjoyed it
Posted Sep 1, 2014 12:10 pm

scgrantDiamond Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014


East Ridge approach. We left Salt Lake the evening before and found a nice flat place to car camp just past the stream crossing on the way in. We got started a little after 6 am and were on top by 9. Crystal clear day, with amazing views all around, especially of Borah and Bell, could even see The Grand Teton way off to the east. Got back down by 11:30 am and drove to Idaho Falls, where we hoped to have lunch and a beer at Snow Eagle Brewing, but apparently they are closed on Sunday. Got back to SL at 5:30 pm. Long, fun day.
Posted Jul 27, 2014 9:06 pm

gimpilatorBorah and Diamond  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2014


Heather and I climbed the east ridge of Diamond the day after Borah. We had the whole mountain to ourselves, except for some bighorn sheep.
Posted Jul 1, 2014 2:58 pm

seanoEast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014


~2h from where I parked, with some surprisingly fun class 2-3 scrambling once the ridge narrowed. Met 3 other parties. Trip report.
Posted Jun 27, 2014 3:59 pm

AjaxHikerBumpy drive, cool scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2013
The last part of the drive in was pretty nasty but made it OK in my Outback. I was physically tired from Borah the previous day, and became mentally tired from constant routefinding on the way up the upper ridge of this peak. Quite a bit easier coming down when you can see where to go. The scrambling is great fun if you can stay on route (mostly on top of the ridge, occasionally off to the right), off route is loose & not so enjoyable, but probably not dangerous either.
Posted Sep 12, 2013 6:28 pm

208sammMy 1st 12er
Date Climbed: May 31, 2012


Late snow made for an awesome climb up this mountain. Very little scree sliding due to the snow. Just deep enough to have solid traction, and some fun little rocks to climb on too. Great peak, beautiful area.
Posted Aug 23, 2013 10:42 am

idahomtnhighEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


Climbing with calebEOC and Troy B.
Posted Aug 1, 2012 1:19 am

Troy BEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Troy B

Climbed the East Ridge with calebEOC and idahomtnhigh.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 2:06 pm

calebEOCEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012


We got a predawn start to avoid any trouble with thunderstorms. Nice ridge scramble, great views. There is a lot more to the Lemhi range than I anticipated, looking forward to revisiting this area and picking off the other P2K's here.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 10:33 am

jmarkhamDiamond Peak  Sucess!


Climbed three different times in the 80's, all up from Badger Creek on the west side and up the endless scree slope slog to the west ridge.
Posted May 2, 2012 8:59 pm

Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2011


My partner and I attempted Diamond on a beautiful sunny day. We were alone except for a herd of about 30 pronghorn. I'm comfortable with 3rd class scrambling but some of the taller pitches were out of my skill level so we turned back a few hundred feet from the summit. After gaining more experience I'll definitely be back!
Posted Oct 10, 2011 10:55 pm

MlaskyEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2000


Long hike in. A little rock climbing on rotten rock on the top sections. Beautiful views and geography to observe.
Posted Aug 13, 2011 1:34 pm

utclimberEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011
Really fun scramble up the East Ridge on a beautiful day. Traversed the ridge to the Riddler, which had some complicated route finding.
Posted Aug 7, 2011 1:55 pm

Scarp172East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009


We camped one night at 9200' in a saddle where we found what appeared to be an old hunting camp. Perfect place carved out for a tent. Apparently we braved a tornado in the night, which gave way to incredible looking weather patterns, high winds, an inversion, and a gorgeous sunrise the next day. We had plenty of calls on our cell phones when we got back to the truck telling us about the tornado reported on Diamond Peak. We had no indication that we were going to be hit with a storm the day before- great day, a bit windy, but otherwise great.

This was my favorite 12'er by far. A great scramble.
Posted Jan 4, 2011 7:33 pm

JiriKadlecWalking in the Sky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010
This mountain is awesome! Rode on bike from Idaho Falls, slept under the stars, and on Sunday climbed up all the way to the mighty summit via the east ridge. I set off at 9 and reached the top by 1 PM. On my way up I must have met the climber kdonaldson and his friend. The weather was perfect and the views were magnificent. The walk to the top-most summit felt like walking in the heaven. The air was thin and I found it little bit hard to breathe. This is the highest peak I have ever visited in my life. I can still feel my stiff legs and feet. Thank you, Diamond Peak, for letting me safely to your summit!
Posted Sep 8, 2010 11:28 pm

kdonaldsonEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


On our first attempt of the east ridge in Nov 2008, we turned back just as we were entering into the crux. Cold, wind and loose snow on rock was not fun. This time - what a massive difference. The weather couldn't have been better. We summited in 4 hours hit the summit at 9 am with almost no wind, and 49 degrees. So nice we spent 40 minutes up there before heading down (3 hours to get down). An extremely enjoyable scramble. My 7th of 9 idaho 12'ers. Last 2 are church and donaldson. Diamond is probably the most technical of the 9 in my opinion.
Posted Sep 6, 2010 11:02 pm

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