Ascent of Diamond Peak on 2011-07-09

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Leo Dekelbaum
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Diamond Peak
    Elevation:10614 ft / 3235 m

Ascent Trip Report

This hike starts out straightforward enough following a road to the ridge north of Alpha Peak. Beyond that it gets a bit tricky as either a use or animal trail appears and disappears from time to time. The trick is to stay on the east side of the ridge, and well before peak 9320+, stay below the ridge. Around 9700', the slope gets very steep and loose - if there's a good way up or down, we didn't find it. The great views at the summit make it all worthwhile.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3694 ft / 1125 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3694 ft / 1124 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.8 mi / 17.4 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3374 ft / 1028 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3174 ft / 968 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:south ridge
    Start Trailhead:Newmark Summit  7440 ft / 2267 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3494 ft / 1064 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3174 ft / 968 m; Extra: 320 ft / 97m
    Gain on way out:320 ft / 97 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:south ridge
    End Trailhead:Newmark Summit  7440 ft / 2267 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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