Diamond Peak

Diamond Peak

Joined: January 15th, 2008, 6:19 am

August 28th, 2009, 6:35 pm #1

Anybody ever climbed Diamond from the West? Zach and I are heading over there this afternoon to climb Diamond from that direction (Badger Creek).
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Dave
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August 28th, 2009, 7:00 pm #2

Matt, here's a trip report you might find useful:

http://www.pfamily.org/pages/diamond_peak/index.php3
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August 28th, 2009, 7:13 pm #3

Anybody ever climbed Diamond from the West? Zach and I are heading over there this afternoon to climb Diamond from that direction (Badger Creek).
You will fail <EOM>
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Joined: January 15th, 2008, 6:19 am

August 28th, 2009, 7:14 pm #4

Matt, here's a trip report you might find useful:

http://www.pfamily.org/pages/diamond_peak/index.php3
That was actually quite helpful! Now I've got a better idea of what the terrain looks like.
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August 28th, 2009, 10:36 pm #5

You will fail <EOM>
Will not!
Am Too!
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August 29th, 2009, 12:13 am #6

You will fail <EOM>
Mighty dumper never fails!
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Joined: January 15th, 2008, 6:19 am

August 30th, 2009, 5:17 am #7

Anybody ever climbed Diamond from the West? Zach and I are heading over there this afternoon to climb Diamond from that direction (Badger Creek).
We made it to the top but coming from the West really whipped Zach and I. The scree slope getting to the summit ridge is a nightmare of deplorable rock!
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Joined: January 15th, 2008, 6:19 am

August 30th, 2009, 9:59 pm #8

Anybody ever climbed Diamond from the West? Zach and I are heading over there this afternoon to climb Diamond from that direction (Badger Creek).
We could not find a summit register anywhere up there. Has Diamond also fallen victim to the register thief/thieves?
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August 30th, 2009, 11:10 pm #9

Not only is the summit register missing from Peak 11370, but so is the ENTIRE summit. Sometime during the night of August 28, the summit appears to have vanished.

A lively debate has recently centered on whether 11370 should be called a Peak or a Point based on the so called "prominence rules". That question is no longer relevant. The mountain (situated between Goat Mountain and Peak 11280) may have been the object of foul play.

Or perhaps it was simply an act of nature. Campers at the nearby Wildhorse Campground reported hearing a "big bang" in the middle of the night.

Photo from August 28, 2009 clearly showing Goat Mountain, Peak 11280 and Peak 11370.


Photo of August 29, 2009 with Peak 11370 missing.


Artist rendition of possible explanation for missing summit.

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Dave
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August 31st, 2009, 4:24 am #10

This is clearly a result of global warming. The Pk 11370 summit block was actually just an ice cap that finally melted away (or just slide off during the night).

We saw it from DBW back in May, looking quite unprominent.
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