(k) The Dihedrals Rock Climbing
The Dihedrals, as seen from the Smith Rock Group. ...
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.
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.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
49 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (k) The Dihedrals:
Bunny Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Cry Babies 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 180'
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
Crossfire 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Latest Rage 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Vision 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Last Waltz 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For (k) The Dihedrals
Vision 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b OR
: Smith Rock
: (k) The Dihedrals
A great arete route despite bad rock to start. Climb 20 feet of poor rock, clip the first bolt and move out onto the face. Tackle some easy face climbing and move out onto the arete. Slap, pinch, and palm your way through the first crux (around bolt 4), move onto the left face and milk a great rest in large incut pockets. Begin the second crux directly above. It involves some tricky pocket sequences. Move back onto the face and run to the anchors. The final 30 ft is fairly easy, however a good p...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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