Rough Diamond*** E4 6a

Rockfax Description
Well named. The bottomless, rounded crack in the centre of the wall is a fine, if hard-won line. Start at a thin crack left of the bottomless rounded crack.
Move up to a good, small nut placement at 3m and reach right for positive side-pulls. Make some committing moves to the crack proper and good jams and cams. Follow the sustained series of rounded cracks and breaks to the top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A rewarding climb once the litchen striken slab and moss filled cracks are cleaned. With technical and sustained climbing from start to finish this is certainly a contender for the best route in the haytor area for its grade.

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs.

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This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

After cleaning on abseil.
Andy Moles - Lead β - 06/Aug/15 with Ferdia

surprisingly pumpenhausen. excellent and sustained.
ferdia - 2nd - 06/Aug/15 with Andy

Tom Seccombe - Lead RP - 22/Sep/14 with Lewis, Mo

KDSclimber - Lead dnf - 20/Jul/14 with Richard

KDSclimber - Lead dnf - 19/Jul/14 with Richard

abed first to make sure it was clean looked at gear.
Marti999 - Lead β - 13/Jun/14 with Debbie

Popkids - TR dog - 19/Apr/14 with Kafoozalem

had a little clean on first session TR in dark, tried leading in the morning, 1 week later, proper clean, lead with pre placed gear, then placing gear on lead. great route, well protected.
tim exley - Lead RP - 04/Sep/13 with will hornby

hornbywill - Lead RP - 03/Sep/13 with tim exley

I didn't get very far on this, so, so green. But Harry managed it somehow, even with a little help from the rope.
Sean Kelly - TR dnf - 26/Aug/13 with Harry Pearce

willhornby - 2013

Bloody hell I was glad to get to the top of this! Sooo sustained, slopey feet, mega right forearm, bicep and calf pump, just relentless! Most of the gear felt pretty bomber, perhaps the odd flared placement, but plenty of good cams if you have the right sizes and havent used them all in the bottom crack (save a 1 or 2 for the short top crack). It could also do with a little scrub, bit lichenous atm. Was rewarded with savage hot aches at the top, let the whole of the moors know with my screams of pain/joy, very memorable!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/12 with Andy

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Apr/11

Pajamas Tom - TR O/S - Mar/11

Fell off near the top, all my cams ripped from the lower crack, broke my arm and back. Bad day!
Spence22 - Lead dnf - 17/Oct/10 with Steve

Alasdair88 - TR dog - 30/Aug/10 with Paula

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10

John Mcshea - Lead - 06/Jun/10 with Ben Bradford

sharmawho? - TR rpt - 21/Aug/08 with oli

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Jul/08

climber sim - 2007

Cowflinger - Jul/92 with Brad

Simon cook - TR - 1987

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