This was quite a loop. After climbing Diamond, we traversed the connecting ridge and climbed a steep chimney to reach the summit. The descent was tricky off of the east ridge. We descended down an easy looking gully to the north of the East ridge, but if cliffed out just 50 feet above the valley. So back up to the ridge and down the south side. Our reward was a beautiful lush valley with smooth rock walls. We contoured around and got out in the dark with the help of a GPS to find the truck.
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