Route: Diamond Peak (ID)

Submitted by nickboswell216 on Tue, 09/15/2020 - 01:21pm
Idaho, US
8.75 km
Vertical Gain
1,219.2 m

Diamond Peak is in the 4th highest peak in Idaho and the highest in Idaho's Lemhi Range.  It is also one of the world's Ultra Prominent Peaks (1500 m prominence).

Despite a long, bumpy drive to a pretty high trailhead, the route still raises 4000 feet in under 3 miles, which would qualify it as a vertical kilometer route according to vertical kilometer race standards.

The route begins on an unmaintained, but well worn, trail and then continues as a Class 3 or less scramble on the upper flanks of the mountain in the last mile or so.  The scramble portion of the route is easy to follow and is never exposed.  The route is out-and-back, so just head straight back down the way you came.

At the top, the views of Eastern Idaho are expansive!  More mountain, route, and approach information can be found on SummitPost:

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Did it in 2hrs 28min round trip. I have photo evidence but no gpx so it can’t be officially posted. 1hr 40 min ascent