I climbed the Diamond 6 times in summer 2005; this was the final time and by far my worst day up there. I felt out of sorts from the start--even the 5.9 pitches felt really hard for some reason. Once the sun left the face our fingers never warmed up and I ended up completely aiding the crux. It would be a reach for me to free anyway but it would have been nice to at least put in an honest attempt. We rapped from the top of the crux pitch as snow was falling by then.
Witnessed by: Ben Collit