Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Lat/Lon: 40.51422°N / 105.90404°W
County: Jackson
Activities: Skiing
Season: Winter
Elevation: 11701 ft / 3566 m

Overview

South Diamond Peak is easily accessed for Backcountry skiing. The summit can be reached within half an hour to three hours from Cameron Pass, making this a popular area for getting good turns in without a long approach. However, since it is a popular place, it has been notorious for having many avalanches. Be safe, have fun!

East Face of South Diamond PeakEast Face of South Diamond Peak

Getting There

From Fort Collins, hop onto the CO 14 which will take you west up the Poudre Canyon. It should take about 1.5 - 2 hours to reach the pass, which is marked by a large sign. There is plenty of parking available. The South Diamond will be climber's left.

Red Tape

No red tape.

However, if you are backcountry skiing, make sure you are well prepared for and have a beacon, shovel and probe - along with the knowledge of how to use these tools and test the snow on the slope before skiing it. Be safe and conscious of other skiers.

Always check the CAIC's website before heading out.

Camping

Some skiers enjoy spending a couple days out, and this is no problem. Bring warm clothing and stay clear of avalanche danger.

External Links

Click here for a video of an outing at South Diamond Peak.

Here is the link to the CAIC's website.

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Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Feb 24, 2012 9:44 am - Hasn't voted

Courtesy note re: elevation

You might want to check the elevation input for this peak. It currently reads "11." More than likely, you input the elevation as "11,###" with a comma included, and the SP page builder doesn't like this. :)

Cheers,
Sarah

DanielWandsneider

DanielWandsneider - Feb 24, 2012 11:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Courtesy note re: elevation

Thanks, Sarah! I was wondering why that wouldn't work...

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Feb 25, 2012 11:23 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Courtesy note re: elevation

Should you ever have issues in using the site, please feel free to reach out to me. I can't guarantee I'll have the answer, but I just might have the answer or can refer you to someone who can help.

Thanks for the contribution!
Sarah

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Feb 24, 2012 10:51 am - Hasn't voted

Great Start

You should attach this page to the Medicine Bow Mountain's Page. This just makes it so peaks are easier to find and don't get lost among all the mountain pages on Summitpost. Also, a few more photos would be nice and you could integrate them into the page. I know the Diamond Peak area is more focused towards bc skiing, but maybe you could do some none winter stuff on the page too! Looks like a sick area! Cheers!

DanielWandsneider

DanielWandsneider - Feb 24, 2012 11:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Start

These are great ideas, thanks Alex!

Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Feb 24, 2012 8:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Thanks for posting...

another Medicine Bow Range Peak, Daniel! Echo the above and would add a couple thoughts.
South Diamond has a twin and it is the southern most peak in the range. You're right on, in that it is most notable because of the backcountry skiing opportunities it affords.

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