Located in an ignored area of Oregon this is a walk up peak with minimal technical climbing skills needed. There is some 3rd class climbing along a moderately exposed ridge near the top. You will find views from Hood to Shasta on the roomy summit, but probably not too many other people.

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 180 miles
Driving Time from Portland 3 hours
Distance - Round Trip 11 miles
General Route Info Several trailhead options exist for the start of this climb, all to the south of Diamond Peak: Rockpile Lake (≈5200 ft elev.), Diamond Peak (5489 ft elev.) and the PCT at Summit Lake (5601 ft elev.). Amount of cross-country travel and distance to summit varies depending upon which TH is chosen. All eventually end up on the south ridge. Access to any of these trailheads is limited by snowpack.
Expected Duration Car to car in one day
Relevant Books 75 Scrambles in Oregon, Best Non-technical Ascents by Barbara Bond Climbers Guide to Oregon by Nicholas Dodge
Relevant Maps USGS 7 minute series, Diamond Peak and Emigrant Butte.
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