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E-man climbs (then downclimbs and reclimbs) Dikens...
An awkward route that has a way of suckering you into thinking it is way easier than the grade implies.
This route is positively unique for Sundown--It ascends a blocky dike that overhangs and leans ever-so-gently to the left. The first 20 feet are mellow, then the sucker-punch comes right after the 2nd bolt. It mellows out a bit after the crux.
Dikenstein is a "good" warm-up for the harder sport routes to the right of it (Yellow Matter Custard, 13a; and Romper Room, 12a).
At the far left end of the cliff, at the height of the approach trail to cliff.
3 bolts and a fixed anchor.
From: Newmarket, NH
Jun 21, 2010
Did something break on this route? Got on it yesterday and seems MUCH harder than before. I don't remember the deadpoint/dyno in the middle. Still fun after a rain!
May 31, 2011
counterintuitive but when you figure out the move its pretty easy. good warm up