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Crazy Diamond T 
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Last Gentleman T 
Mindbender T 
Plug and Chug T 
Promenade, The T 
Reign of Terror T 
Renormalization T 
Shaker Heights T 
Tablets Center, The T 
Tablets Left, The T 
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Twenty Below Zero gully T 
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Zephyr T 

Crazy Diamond 

WI4+

   
Type:  Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, Grade II
Consensus: WI4+ [details]
FA: John Imbrie & Clint Cummins, December 27, 1977
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Luc on Feb 22, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Crazy Diamond on Sunday 16-Feb 2014

Description 

Climb the first moderate pitch (WI3) to a good stance. Attack the upper section (WI4+). The top column does not always come in. This is one of the shorter climbs at Lake Willoughby, as well as one of the more moderate.

Location 

Located right of Extensive Homology past the tree line and just left of Zephyr.

Protection 

Ice screws. Rap the route. Bring gear for v-threads.


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Mount Pisgah February 16, 2014
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By Ted Sumers
Apr 9, 2013
rating: WI4-5

i think 4+ is a huge sandbag, even for willoughby! i climbed this in thin(ish) conditions; lead the first pitch (would give it wi4) and followed the second (easily wi5, maybe 5+). i'd followed glass menagerie a few days earlier and think this was substantially harder-- while glass menagerie had more sustained steep ice, it was also stemmable, whereas the crux pillar on diamond was super thin, straight vertical, and marginally protectable at best.