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Life During Wartime T 
Mildew Encrusted Shower Stall T 
Not Proud Enough to Name T 
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Dihedrals Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.52811, -118.57447 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006
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Like the name implies, this cliff is basically a series of massive corner systems, yielding some fine arete and stem problems as well as some pretty good crack climbs.

Getting There 

From the bottom of the upper approach take the left trail and skirt the talus slope to the left, crossing the telephone pole over the swamp and up around the pink slab.

Climbing Season

Weather station 19.2 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dihedrals

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dihedrals:
Not Proud Enough to Name   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
Gangsta Lean   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pumping the Slots   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 90'   
Life During Wartime   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Slackjaw   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   
Too Proud to Ignore   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 40'   
One Armed Bandit   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Delicate Mechanism   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Good Friday   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Mildew Encrusted Shower Stall   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad   
Towel Rack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Chossman of the Desert   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 100'   
O.R.G.asam   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Super Fine Booty   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bombay on the Rocks   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 130'   
Bushfire   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: O.R.G.asam (5.11a) in the Upper Gorge. Photo by Ty...

O.R.G.asam 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Dihedrals
Boulder up to a high first bolt (optional gear here) and then lieback your way up the splitter crack/flake to finish with a seam on a steep slab. Decent crack climbing skills will negate the need for anything but quickdraws, but if unsure take some gear.Originally done with only a couple of bolts and gear (and rated 10d), this route slowly evolved over time as more bolts were added here and there, and now stands as a fully bolted and totally classic sport route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing at the Dihedrals. Photo by Blitzo.
Climbing at the Dihedrals. Photo by Blitzo.
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