The (Other) Dihedral
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Not as good as the other Dihedral in the Narrows, but still a fun and unique climb. The Dihedral climbs the tiered dihedral system to the right of Great Expectations. Climb up the initial dihedral with good protection and positive holds. At the top, step right and head back into the low angled chimney formed by the face and the second dihedral. There is a slightly flared crack that splits the roof of the chimney. You can place a couple of marginal cams in the crack, otherwise the protection is not great (but the climbing is easy). Once you reach the top of the chimney, climb to the anchors at the top of Great Expectations and rappel with two ropes.
Standard rack (TCUs helpful). Shares anchors with Great Expectations.
|Comments on The (Other) Dihedral
|By Stan Jones|
From: Benbrook, TX
Nov 29, 2009
If you climb this on the original line, which is staying on the dihedral and not traversing right into the chimney, you'll have great pro the whole way. Big cams up high (#3 to #5).
|By Jack Jarko|
From: Oklahoma City,OK
Jan 23, 2012
rating: 5.6 PG13
ran out the entire last section after stepping right. i may have been concerned if the climbing wasn't easy.