The Diamond, Longs Peak
There is no place comparable to the alpine rock routes on Longs Peak. With a million square feet of perfect, vertical granite at 14,000 feet, the Diamond is the motherlode of alpine rock in Rocky Mountain National Park and one of the great alpine walls in the world. It is high, cold, steep, a long way from the parking lot, and most of all, intimidating. Chasm View, or the Flying Buttress can get you acclimated, but nothing can prepare a climber well enough to be comfortable on their first trip up the infamous Diamond. The Casual Route on The Diamond is an iconic route that people from all over the world travel to and climb.