Diamond Peak Climber's Log

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utahjimk

utahjimk - Sep 20, 2020 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2020

smoky air  Sucess!

east side approach, with Dennis, Barb and Monika. Smoke from widespread wildfires (esp. California) gave hazy views.

aobbard

aobbard - Jul 29, 2020 9:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2020

10% more than Borah  Sucess!

After climbing Diamond, my son and I agreed it's like Borah + 10%. 10% more difficult, 10% better views. And of course way fewer people. (Total of 8 on the mountain on a Friday in July.) A couple notes/updates:

1- the "anything goes" description of the initial part of the route is no longer really the case; there's a well-defined use trail from the get-go clear to the first real class 3.

2- You really do need high clearance to access the TH. The very last pitch would be sketchy for anything less than an ORV/ATV, but only saves you 1/2 mile/500 feet.

3- Interestingly, there are use trails almost the entire way up, but they're much more visible when you're descending. So you get the sense that while ascending you maybe did a little more class 3 (even a bit of 4?) than you actually needed to.

CaptainH - Jul 5, 2020 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2020

Captain H  Sucess!

Wonderful Class 3. Trying to add a trip report but SummitPost isn't cooperating.

IdahoDaisy

IdahoDaisy - Aug 25, 2019 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2019

Impressive mountain  Sucess!

No warm up on this one! Took us 6 hours and 15 minutes, car to car, including a 15 minute summit break. Scrambling was awesome. Climbed via East Ridge. Re: the road- I made it most of the way with 8" of ground clearance but did scrape bottom a few times...

merrill

merrill - Aug 22, 2019 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2019

East Ridge  Sucess!

After two previous attempts, I finally tagged the summit and finished the last of the 9 Idaho 12,000 peaks. Weathered off once and my friend got sick a few hundred feet from the summit and turned around. I wish he could have joined us on this one.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Aug 15, 2019 10:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2019

East Ridge  Sucess!

My low clearance car could not handle the trip to the TH so I parked two hours out and walked in. Made the day lengthy but the ridge helps keep anyone engaged. Seven hours up, five hours down, at a plodding pace to avoid slipping on pea gravel. Had the mountain to myself.

Peaker

Peaker - Sep 5, 2017 5:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2017

Eclipse  Sucess!

Parked at a road junction a bit before the water tank, as I didn't know how well my subaru was going to do on the steep sections of road before the normal trailhead. Quickly geared up then rushed up the direct east ridge to catch the eclipse, 50+ people on top. Lots of fun easy to moderate class 3

DrGranola

DrGranola - Aug 10, 2017 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2017

Fun Ridge  Sucess!

Fun ridge. Hazy views but good day.

live4hills

live4hills - Aug 7, 2017 3:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2017

Yes please  Sucess!

Beautiful day. My climbing buddy finished 9/9 12k Idaho peaks. The ridge was freaking good times! Up and down in 8 hrs. Open air feeling for sure!

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Jul 29, 2017 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2017

Fun Scramble  Sucess!

This was my first Lemhi summit. Cool area. I enjoyed the extended class 3 scramble on the east ridge. Hiked to the top with my 9 year old son.

derekperc

derekperc - Aug 29, 2015 12:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2015

You get to park on the mountain  Sucess!

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.

apachedino

apachedino - Jul 13, 2015 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2015

Lots of Pronghorns  Sucess!

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.

aaronjames

aaronjames - Sep 4, 2014 12:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2014

Straight up.  Sucess!

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.

LazyJSkwires

LazyJSkwires - Sep 1, 2014 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014

Fresh Powder  Sucess!

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

scgrant

scgrant - Jul 27, 2014 9:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

Diamond Peak  Sucess!

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.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jul 1, 2014 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2014

Borah and Diamond  Sucess!

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.

seano

seano - Jun 27, 2014 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

East ridge  Sucess!

~2h from where I parked, with some surprisingly fun class 2-3 scrambling once the ridge narrowed. Met 3 other parties. Trip report.

AjaxHiker - Sep 12, 2013 6:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2013

Bumpy drive, cool scramble  Sucess!

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.

208samm

208samm - Aug 23, 2013 10:42 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2012

My 1st 12er

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.

idahomtnhigh

idahomtnhigh - Aug 1, 2012 1:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

East Ridge  Sucess!

Climbing with calebEOC and Troy B.

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