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The Bihedral (Upper Tier)
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
A Fly in the Ointment T,S 
Acid Crack T 
Acid Rock T 
Bihedral T 
Bihedral Arete T,S 
Blood Diamond S 
Case of the Fags T 
Crack Variation T 
Dan's Line S 
Daydreaming T 
Diamonds and Rust S 
Dihedral Variation T,S 
Edge of Reality S 
Fat Tuesday T,S 
Flags of Our Fathers T,S 
Flesh Eating Flies S 
Group Therapy S 
Heterohedral T 
High Hard One S 
Hold The Line S 
It's Time For Change T,S 
Just Putin Around T 
Left-Handed Tool T,S 
Loose Blocks [in the Black Band] S 
Night Moves T,S 
Oh Boy T,S 
Pariah S 
Puff Daddy S 
Rhodian Shores S 
Rhodian, Naturally T,TR 
Sands of Iwo Jima S 
Sun Spot T,S 
Thumb Tack T 
Tool King T,S 
Trick or Treat T,S 
Where's Ray? S 


YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: B. Hanson, A. Bradley, D. Hare, 1979
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 19, 2003

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This is a moderately interesting alternative to the Bihedral.

Scramble up to the same ledge where Bihedral starts.

Find a right-facing dihedral system about 100 feet left of the obvious, left-facing dihedral of Bihedral and just right of Edge of Reality.

P1. Angle up & right along this dihedral system. It can be moist with recent rains. Pass a small roof on its right and find a ledge. Belay.

P2. Angle up and right along a small, right-facing dihedral to face climbing to below a crack. Fire up a crack in black-lichen covered rock with slightly tricky jams and top out just left of the finish of Bihedral.


Standard rack to a #4 Friend.

Photos of Heterohedral Slideshow Add Photo
Near the bottom of the climb.
Near the bottom of the climb.
On the upper crack.
On the upper crack.

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 20, 2005
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Not a bad route, but a little lichen at the botton and a little choss at the top. As well, it stays wet after a rain for quite some time, as the crack/overlap leaks water.

Can be done in 1 long pitch with a 70m and probably with a 60m at well. I'd take an extra #3 Camalot (3.5" piece) to avoid much swing potential or walking gear too much, and a lot of longer slings and do it in just 1 pitch.
By goingUp
From: over here
Aug 30, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The first pitch is really fun but not very challenging. The second pitch had a bunch of lichen on it, was a bit more difficult, but was half the fun.
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