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Moonshine Dihedral 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: FFA: Dean Fry and JeffThomas 11/72
Season: Year round
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Submitted By: Karsten on Jan 25, 2006
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Description 

This is one of the most classic trad lines at Smith. The crux is in the first 20ft but many a climber has been shut down up high going for the chains. It protects well at any point and has classic stemming and finger locks. Climb the corner to anchors on the face.

There is a decent second pitch but most make it a one pitch endeavor.


Protection 

wires, cams to 3 inches



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By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 11, 2008

Fun climbing up to the first anchors. A well protected gear climb for the budding trad climber. The crack takes stoppers really well.

By Wolfgang Braun
From: Beavercreek, Oregon
Oct 15, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Definitely easy to protect, with good stances to place gear. Would be a good beginners Dihedral.

By Carl A
From: brooklyn, ny
Mar 30, 2009

The pro was good, but so was the pump up top! It's no gimme.

By Cat Cahoon
From: Seattle, WA
May 24, 2009

this may be the best 5.9 at smith. super fun climb. good flow, good options.

By cerickson
From: Portland, OR
Aug 30, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

This is probably one of the best 5.9 gear pitches I've ever done - anywhere. A must do.

By K Baumgartner
Aug 4, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

My first 9 trad lead. Business time is definitely right off the ground. Got a nice rest about 30-40 feet up. Option of using left hand crack towards the top helps reduce the pump factor.

By Alex Quitiquit
From: Salt Lake City
Aug 16, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Awesome, takes cams well.