Crazy Diamond*** E2 5b

Rockfax Description
12m. Fine climbing up the slab and flying arete - it manages to feel bolder than it really is. Pull over the overlap and pad up the slab to ledges. A short crack (last runners) and pocketed face leads to a sprint up the final arete. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 87 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/15

robman - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Tom Baker

tomB - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Rob Boyle

robertmctague - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/15 with Marika

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/15

Curiously 3 star despite being 2 move wonder at wee height, uncomfortable start and escape ledge at half height. So good.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/15 with David Gainor

Simply brilliant! Bold to start and exposed to finish. Never difficult though.
Mike Todd - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Harrogate MC

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/15 with Gareth

lloydrees91 - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/14 with JP

Bloke on a Rope - 2nd β - 18/Apr/14 with Vic, Matt

Shine on you...
Climbster - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Vick, Ian

Nez - 2014

Simonpeel - TR β - 16/Aug/13

Amazing route, bottom slab a little dirty and tenuous but fantastic
Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Dave Shields

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Jon Morgan

John Brayshaw - TR rpt - 28/Jul/12 with Phil, Stewart Blair, Erica

Phil Mercer - TR β - 28/Jul/12

erica - TR RP - 28/Jul/12 with John

Faith in pebbles at the bottom... and awesome moves at the top. Although my second did remove the pebble I stood on later!!
Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Ed Hutchings

ERH - 2nd - Jun/12

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Rosh

lostinmidlands - TR O/S - 23/Jul/11 with tris

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Apr/11

Backed off the start before but cruised it like it wasn't even there this time. Mind you, I did have me wife spotting me the first time and she's not known for her effectiveness in that particular department. The top half didn't even feel Severe!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/10

If you trust pebbles then it pretty easy, but awsome!!! :D
Bennykr - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Huw

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Keith Morgan

John Brayshaw - TR O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Chris

chris skipton - TR - 08/Jul/10 with John Brayshaw

PeteH - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Peter Hart

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Olly

ollyroberts - Lead β - 15/Jun/10 with Jack Colbeck

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

Fantastic moves!
odox - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Sam Webb

Nice. Top section not as hard as it looks.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Dan Matthewman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10

RossG - 2010

al99 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd - 26/Jul/09 with Al Benson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09

petegunn - Lead - 23/Apr/09 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09

Daniel Armitage - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/08 with John Mason

Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Franco Cookson

Franco Cookson OLD - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with David Warburton

Great fun.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Oct/07

design crisis - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Tom W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/07

Hidden - 26/May/07

I loved this route! It felt hard due to my short stature but was great. It felt SO good to get the first break and some gear, and then the delicate moves from the crack to the top were just amazing! I have just read the route description here. I didn't use the arete at the top, only the little pockets. I should imagine the arete is easier!
Monk - Lead O/S - 05/May/07

First E2 seconded.
nick ferro - 2nd O/S - Apr/07 with Katie Banner

design crisis - TR - 03/Feb/07 with Tom W

Nick Beckett - Lead - 09/Sep/06 with various

Stone Muppet - 2005

Seemed very soft for the grade to me
cem - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/04 with Liam Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead - Jun/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/03

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/03 with Mark Button

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/99

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 04/Jul/99 with Andy Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/99

sadams - Lead - 21/Sep/97 with Hugh Cottom

rob.grafton - 2nd - 16/Aug/97 with Bruce

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/96 with Dave Banham-Hughes

Andy Say - Solo - 05/Aug/95

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/95 with Carl Hammal

NickJH - Aug/94

ian caton - Lead O/S - 1994 with donny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/93

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/93 with Phil

Mick King - TR - 21/Apr/92 with Simon Walsh

rob.grafton - Lead - 13/Aug/91 with Bruce

Tom V - 29/Jun/91

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/90

rob.grafton - Lead - 15/Jul/90 with Bruce

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 13/Jul/89

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 05/May/88 with Frank Wilkinson

bullybones - Lead - 1985

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