Okay, so my first try at the Diamond didn't turn out that well, and all I found was a severe lack of pro and not so great rock.(see Red Spot ascent)<br><br>
This route was much better, and the Diamond is the most sustained climbing in the Snowies. The route we took was perfect: P1:5.6 120ft (Red Spot), P2:5.7 190ft, P3:5.8 runout slab 145ft, P4:5.9+ 100ft.
Mistake on P4: <br>
When we handed over the rack, I forgot to grab any slings... Whoops! Doubled up on pro before the first crux about 20ft from the belay, then set smallest TCU right before the second crux, another 20ft out. Climbed another 20 ft through second crux, set a nut, couldn't find any slings on my harness... Rope drag would have pulled the piece out in seconds, so, assessed the situation, and climbed the remaining 40 ft to the top. Luckily it was only about 5.7 to the top and encountered just one small loose rock on the way. <br>
Witnessed by: petsfed