Diamond Smiles*** E3 5c
[Andy cruising 'Diamond Smiles', Lower Sharpnose, Cornwall, 3 kb]30m.

Rockfax Description
Brilliant wall-climbing on excellent rock. Start in the centre of the wall at a boulder below a wide horizontal crack at 3m.
From the wide crack move onto the wall above via a pocket up and right. Follow the wall on good holds to the wide mid-height break of The Smile. Traverse the wide break left for 5m to below an old ring-peg in the upper wall. Climb the fingery wall past the peg to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. C. Nicholson 16.8.84 16/Aug/1984

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E3 ticklist, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist.

Photo: Andy cruising 'Diamond Smiles', Lower Sharpnose, Cornwall © purple sue
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This climb is in 170 logbooks, and on 30 wishlists.

Jackislav - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/15 with Alex Moore

ferdia - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Misha, Andrew Wilson

Great route. Got up and left from the star shaped pocket to reach better holds. Easy middle section, then the crux above the Smile break - have to make some pulls above gear. E3 felt spot on.
Misha - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Ferdia, Andrew

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Ferdia

Total path! Felt super fresh at the top. Good effort on shauns first e3.
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/15 with Shaun Humphreys

First E3 sick route kept expecting a hard crux but seemed pretty steady!
shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/15 with benkelsey

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15

Liam Ingram - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Nick Bryan

nickb1 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with liam ingram

willackers - 2nd β - 06/Jun/15 with Rob Napier

Great pitch felt like E2 if wraith is given E4! in Rockfax!!
phil64 - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Ali Taylor

Spearos - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Riggo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/15

Spectacular route!
ollie_e - Lead O/S - 09/May/15 with ro jones

tobydunford - 2nd β - 09/May/15 with Harry Martin

red_rhodesha - 2nd - 09/May/15 with Ollie Elms

gidmord - 2nd O/S - 04/May/15 with John Tanner

John Tanner - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Gideon Mordecai

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Caroline

Another brill route.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Rachel

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/15

Pippa - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/14 with Jamie Thornley, Richard

brill. didn't feel too bad at all.
mountain_jay - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Pippa Froggatt

Started wrong but after that was sorted (ie left of the star shaped pocket then up right) this was excelent
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with rich

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14

Amazing rock.
tash - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with ali k

AlexD - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Ed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14

JM - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Stevo

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Paul Black

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

markalmack - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with james marjot

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14

Great line. One of the best on the wall.
R2B - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Rooker

Mr Tickle - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with RusseyB

Hidden - 2nd - 16/May/14

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Tim

alice fuller - TR O/S - 04/May/14 with kafoozalem

tim.fairhall - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with Richard

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2014 with Mark the vet

mike mo - 2014

Johnny Baker - AltLd - 20/Sep/13 with Sam Richards

very good , a bit awkward/dirty at the top.
misterb - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13 with nick

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13

mike lawrence? - 2nd - 03/Sep/13 with FatRob

Hidden - 2nd β - 08/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13

Tala M - TR O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Mike Brookes

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/12 with tj murry

Ace fun. Bottom felt a bit sketchy, smaller holds and fiddlier gear, then I just kept plugging away til the top. I love sport climbing fitness :)
AJM - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Ali Morris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with loundsy

JeromeT - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Tom P, Ian

Jen Crook - 2nd - 24/Jul/12 with Rob Patchett

pretty straightforward but good fun. ace
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Jon Stewart

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Jun/12

Pete Graham - Lead - 26/Feb/12 with Ben Silvestre

Bob - 2012

Hidden - 2012

WB - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11 with Guy

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with Ed Booth

getting quite cold by the rain at this point.
Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/11

GuyM - 2nd - Sep/11 with will

soph - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Helena Robinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/11

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with michael porter

JRae - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with M Watson

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/11

annetweddell - 2nd - 02/Aug/11 with Jeff

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/11

Tim M - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 31/Jul/11 with cheesesarnie

Really amazing climbing. A walk in the park if you are strong or fit. Loads of amazing gear and plenty of opportunity to rest
dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Rob Tyler, Pete Abernethy

pete87abs - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Dave Brigham

Back in the game! Cool route, great week!
Fultonius - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Burnsie

Neil Adams - 2nd O/S - 27/May/11 with Jim Higgins

jameshiggins - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Neil Adams

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/11

Previously 2nd first half.
ellis - Lead β - 01/May/11 with Tom Holdsworth

Fran S8 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

liamoloughlin - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Special Robin

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Robin Warden - 2nd - 2011 with Tall Paul

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Oct/10

Pippa - Lead - 24/Oct/10 with Jon

Fell off at the peg the day before & abbed for the gear, nice to get it this time!
chris j - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/10 with Doug

Led in mid-90s
Dave Turnbull, BMC - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/10 with Rich Mayfield

Mike W - Lead β - 12/Sep/10

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with CarolineH

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Sep/10

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Dave

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10

Recommend not screwing up rope work right at the bottom and having drag all the way up! Wicked route.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Becca

BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Tom

miastacey - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Bob Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/10

Got E4 in the Pat Littlejohn guide. I feel ripped off!
Brown - 2nd β - 17/Jul/10 with Ben Lepesant

Hidden - Lead β - 11/Jul/10

Steady going on soft? Nice climbing, though!
Justin T - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Cherry

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Mike Hawkins

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/09

Emily cruised it especially top half - still an excellent steep wall climb with lovely moves. Not at all bold if you are clever with cams....
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 11/Aug/09 with Emily

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/09

I thought the moves up right past the 'star' at 10 feet was the crux.
shark - Lead rpt - 29/May/09 with Toby Dunn

Toby Dunn - Lead - 14/Apr/09 with Alex Hughes

Hidden - 2009

sara n - TR - 10/Oct/08 with Neville Contractor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/07

alaan - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Rich

Classic wall climbing, in a great position on the top wall. Was pumped but just kept going!
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/07 with Jo and Vet Tom

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/07 with Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Aug/07

richardr - 2nd rpt - Aug/07

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Dave Moir

Marti999 - Lead - 07/Jun/07 with Rich White

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/07

Urgles - 2nd O/S - 21/May/07 with Fiend

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/07

datoon - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with MJ

second for nick...I had lead this route years ago so didn't remember it at all, great route
ecowaller - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Nick Arding

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

bronsonite - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/06 with Alex Cannon

even better and not much harder than out of the blue 4*. is this the best crag in the world.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/06 with Steve Ramsden

feilx - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06 with Crazy Tom

tricky bit at the top
beanfingers - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/06 with felix

chris j - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/06 with Ben Bradford

Hidden - 11/Jun/06

Bern - 2006

Dave-Westlake - 2006

LC - Lead O/S - Jun/05

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2005

cornishben - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Mike Raine

Smelly Fox - 2nd - Aug/04 with Gus Hudgins

Adam Ellwood - Lead O/S - 22/May/04 with Praker

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Viv

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/01 with Viv

Billg - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/00 with Roy Ruddle

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/99

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Aug/98 with Robin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/98

Hidden - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/97

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/97

lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 26/May/97 with tombawimba

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/95 with Jim Cheshire

GuySummers - Lead - 1995

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/94 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 05/Aug/93 with Phil Baker

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Aug/93 with Karen Ghiselli

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/93 with KM

whispering nic - May/92 with Graham Iles

Hidden - 1991

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1990 with Alison Dorey

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