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Almost Nothing S 
Ancylostoma S 
Bookworm T,S 
Bunny Face S 
Captain Xenolith S 
Chain Reaction S 
Cinnamon Slab T 
Cognition  S 
Crossfire S 
Cry Babies S 
Darkness At Noon S 
Easy Reader S 
Evil Sister aka Ugly Sister S 
Flat Earth, The S 
Fox In Socks S 
French Connection T,S 
Ginger Snap S 
Go Dog Go S 
Heinous Cling S 
Heinous Cling Start S 
Helium Woman S 
Karate Crack T 
Karate Wall (aka Powerline) S 
Karot Tots T 
Last Waltz S 
Latest Rage S 
Latin Lover S 
Left Slab Crack S 
Lichen It S 
Lycopodophyta T 
Middle Aged Vandal S 
Moondance S 
Moonshine Dihedral T 
Night Flight S 
Powder in the Eyes S 
Rabbit Stew T 
Rattlesnake Chimney T 
Rebirth S 
Right Slab Crack T 
Rodney's Chocolate Frosted Love Donut S 
Slow Burn T,S 
Sunshine Dihedral T 
Take a Powder S 
To Bolt Or Not To Be S 
Vision S 
Watts Totts S 
Wedding Day S 

(k) The Dihedrals  


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Description 

The Dihedrals contain one of the highest concentrations of great sport climbing anywhere in North America. Home to big-name climbs like To Bolt Or Not To Be, Chain Reaction, and many others, this area can certainly be humbling. The Dihedrals have played an important part in Smith's history and have often been home to the area's (and world's) most difficult routes.

The walls appear almost impossibly sheer, and were it not for the white-on-brown contrast of chalk marks they'd look virtually featureless from below. The climbs here are bold but well-bolted and any loose rock has fallen off long ago on the popular climbs.

Getting There 

The Dihedrals lie on the front side of Smith Rock between Asterisk Pass and the Four Horsemen. Their clear profiles can be seen easily from the vantage point of the parking lot, and are directly accessable via the trails along the hillside.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.9 miles from here

47 Total Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',6],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',8],['5.12',14],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for (k) The Dihedrals:
Cinnamon Slab   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   
Bunny Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
Moonshine Dihedral   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   
Cry Babies   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   
Karate Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Wedding Day   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Karot Tots   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   
Moondance   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Sunshine Dihedral   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 2 pitches   
Heinous Cling Start   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
Crossfire   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Karate Wall (aka Powerline)   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Latest Rage   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Go Dog Go   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Chain Reaction   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Heinous Cling   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Last Waltz   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Darkness At Noon   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
French Connection   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
To Bolt Or Not To Be   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   
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