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Jan 24, 2012
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What's the most memorable dihedral you've ever climbed? What made it stick in your mind? Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Joined Dec 29, 2010
799 points
Jan 24, 2012
Ryan, why don't you get us started with your most memorable dihedral!

But I'll add that mine was "Sheila." And "The Open Book" in Tahquitz."
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
126 points
Jan 24, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!
Second pitch of Ocean Negro (that dihedral above Chocolate Corner at the Creek). Didn't even come close to sending it, but it had some of the hardest sandstone stemming I've ever tried. camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,369 points
Jan 24, 2012
Rather Grand

Sorry RC had better pictures. This dihedral is absolutely amazing!! Just make it out there to Montana and do this route!

What made it memorable was my friend decking on his ass on this pitch leaving me to finish it.

Goes @ 10D
Alex Swan
From West
Joined Dec 30, 2011
26 points
Jan 24, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Donkey Dihedral at Devils Lake was a major butt whipping . Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,092 points
Jan 24, 2012
Tbolt summit block (photo by Damien)
Open Book @ Tahquitz - partly for the historical aspect (first 5.9 in the States) and partly b/c it's a great line

Red Dihedral on the Hulk - took 3 attempts to do this route (1 bail due to slow party ahead of us, 1 partner ankle sprain on approach)

P3 of OZ on Drug Dome - my first 10c (more like 10b) lead in Tuolumne
From Sin City & Bishop
Joined Apr 30, 2006
12,447 points
Jan 24, 2012
Just below Thunderbolt Peak
The long 5.8 corner on the casual route:

Colin Simon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 30, 2009
417 points
Jan 24, 2012
Intruder, 5.11+. Zion National Park. Photo: Matt K...
Straight Shot at the Alcohol Wall, First Creek Canyon, Red Rock. It looks reasonable from the ground but when you're up there the stems & smears become increasingly difficult because of the deceptively overhanging nature of the route. The inside crack will only accept 1/4 of a pad making holding onto it damn near impossible. If it were not for the quality and quantity of protection this route would be a certain pucker fest. Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
Joined Sep 26, 2009
2,658 points
Jan 24, 2012
Starting up the steep 7b crux of Süpervitamin.
Wunsch's Dihedral Just so consistently good!

+1 on the 5.8 long dihedral on the Casual Route too!
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
3,274 points
Jan 24, 2012
The last pitch of Perversion was cool. Not a true dihedral because most of the climbing is to the right of the dihedral proper. Not the hardest climb either. But the classic nature of the line is great. Jim Gloeckler
From Denver, Colo.
Joined Jul 7, 2004
47 points
Jan 24, 2012
Sunshine at Smith

Beautiful moves and thought-provoking protection. I took a scary fall trying to clip the first bolt during my initial attempt. When everything goes just right, it feels like 5.8.
From Butte, MT
Joined Oct 20, 2011
187 points
Jan 24, 2012
Puffy jackets and Happy Boulders
Lots of really good ones out there.

Hospital Corner @ the Leap

Red Dihedral on the Hulk

The Yawn and Ounce @ Tuolumne

The Good Book, Silent Freeway, Anticipation, English Breakfast Crack, Catchy Corner, Meat Grinder, Finger Lickin, Mental Block, and dozens of others in the Valley.

I've never even climbed at Devil's Tower, but that looks like a corner climbing paradise. Indian Creek also has loads but I haven't climb much their either.

Here's a couple photos

The long and spectacular second pitch. The Good Bo...
The long and spectacular second pitch.
The Good Book

Awesome jamming on pitch 2 of Mental Block. The cr...
Awesome jamming on pitch 2 of Mental Block. The crack widens from 1" to 3".
Bryan G
From Yosemite
Joined Nov 17, 2007
4,743 points
Jan 24, 2012
El Chorro
The Red Dihedral in the Sierras because it was, well, in the Sierras.

Jaws and Supercrack at the NRG because they were some of my first crack climbs.

3am crack and Noname crack at Indian Creek because they were my first sustained #3 cracks.

Some 10c finger crack at Gold Coast at RRG because it was my first 10c trad climb (I think).

My Banana is Happy to See You on Koh Phi Phi because it was a first ascent (or so I thought at the time).

Fancy Free and Thin Ice at the Needles because they were sick!

I should shut up now.
Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
1,468 points
Jan 24, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG
Jasper's Dihedral, Blue Mounds, MN
Soler, Devils Tower

These are the first three to come to mind. I am sure plenty of you are familiar with Rock Wars and Soler, but if you ever make it to the middle of the plains in MN, Jasper's Dihedral 5.8+ is the MUST DO route for the whole area.
Jon Marek
From Fall City, WA
Joined Sep 30, 2009
2,605 points
Jan 24, 2012
I'll probably catch some flak for this because it's only about 30 feet...and bolted but:


I think the combination of the fact that it's right in the middle of arguably THE crag in the northeast, the insecure climbing, and watching super-strong, 5.14 sport climbers be terrified on this makes it up there for me.
From Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 4, 2010
10 points
Jan 24, 2012
Last Pitch on Baxter's
Not very difficult, but the V-Pitch on the Upper Exum is sure in a cool spot. Quite the view from up there. andyedwards
From Jackson, WY
Joined Aug 19, 2009
203 points
Jan 24, 2012
coarse and buggy in JT is another good one. Norm Larson
From Wilson, Wy.
Joined Jan 26, 2008
23 points
Jan 24, 2012
Hip trouble ...
Lotus Flower Tower, although technically I suppose the endless upper crack is a splitter, not a dihedral. George Bell
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
5,934 points
Jan 24, 2012
Chico MX
Zebra Zion Smith Rock.
Sam B.
Joined Jan 8, 2007
35 points
Jan 24, 2012
Angel's Crest
+1 for Open Book at Tahquitz.

Heart and Sol in Jtree has an awesome but short dihedral section just after the slab part with some thin gear. That was awesome.

Rattletale in Index, WA is AMAZING. Three-pitches of dihedral (5.9, 10b, 10a)
Aaron O
From Seattle, WA
Joined Apr 14, 2011
11 points
Jan 24, 2012
Enjoying a misty day on top of the Bookmark on Lum...
I can't believe no one has mentioned Quarter of a Man in Indian Creek or the "enduro corner" on Astroman so far. Astroman's changing-corners pitch is a pretty spectacular affair as well. The most epic corner I've ever tried to climb, however, is Ram Implosion Wing (5.12) in the Creek — really long, steep, sandy and scary. D-Storm
Joined Jun 29, 2007
344 points
Jan 24, 2012
Me before a cold Nov day at the Gunks, 2007.
For the northeasterners out there, I have to mention the Book of Solemnity on Cathedral. Coz Teplitz
From Watertown, MA
Joined Jan 25, 2007
244 points
Jan 24, 2012
The middle pitches of the Nightcrawler at Red Rocks, and a route simply called Dihedral at Lake Powell

Dihedral, Lake Powell
Dihedral, Lake Powell
ryan albery
From van world
Joined Mar 20, 2009
285 points
Jan 24, 2012
Moratorium, probably. Will S
From Joshua Tree
Joined Nov 15, 2006
1,275 points
Jan 24, 2012
the man was smart
bongeater in LCC, most climbed at least

pika paradise in Lone Peak Circque
T Roper
Joined Mar 31, 2006
1,058 points
Jan 24, 2012
close up
Queen's Throne at Devil's Lake. Pretty Easy, but so much fun. Too bad it isn't longer...

Kevin Brooks Henry
From Iowa City, IA
Joined Jan 9, 2010
640 points

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