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Diamond Point

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Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses T 
Crack A Smile T 
Dark Side, The S 
Durometer 64 T 
Fine Motor Control S 
Gift of Grace, The S 
Homer Erectus S 
Leave it to Jesus T 
Ovine Seduction T 
Raging Waters T 
Remission T 
Straight Up and Stiff T 
Strike A Scowl S 
Stupendid Animation T 
Supersymmetry T,TR 
Weatherman's Thumb, The S 
Zygomatic T 

Diamond Point  


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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 11, 2007
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Description 

DRIES FAST!
The level of land rises at the last minute before this cliff, therefore no runoff!

This prominent feature is visible from the NRG bridge and will definitely be on all the trail maps for hiking and climbing that you can find about the NRG.

Diamond Point proper has a huge boulder at its base, if you are rappelling in, don't be fooled by the boulder, keep going all the way to the ground.

Getting There 

Rappel from Diamond Point (single rope). Accessible from Fern Point trailhead.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',8],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Diamond Point:
Supersymmetry   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X     Trad, TR, 75'   
Crack A Smile   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Remission   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Strike A Scowl   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 75'   
Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Ovine Seduction   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Raging Waters   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Straight Up and Stiff   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Dark Side   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Homer Erectus   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 85'   
Leave it to Jesus   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 80'   
Zygomatic   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fine Motor Control   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Gift of Grace, The   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Weatherman's Thumb   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Diamond Point
Moving onto a rest stance. October, 2006.

Leave it to Jesus 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Diamond Point
This is one of the New River superclassic crack climbs. The wall just right of the arete with the bolted 'Gift of Grace' is cut by a thin seam covered with chalk marks. The climb starts with a scary and strenuous to protect crack leading to a ledge on the right. From the ledge follow a slightly overhanging crack (5.10) to its top. Step left to a ledge with a good rest. Veer left and up using a thin seam with single finger pockets (crux). Climb the seam to the large horizontal crack below the roo...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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Great view of the New River from Diamond Point
Great view of the New River from Diamond Point

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By Matthew Carpenter
Apr 3, 2015
We do get a bit of runoff on durometer/remission, zygomatic, weatherman's, stuff on the left there...Strike a Scowl is likely the first thing in the whole gorge to dry though, I can agree with that. Also, one of my favorite TR solo areas, so long as there aren't a bunch of tourons up top throwing things down. Watch out for that.
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