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Air Guitar T,S 
Aspenleaf Dihedral T 
Black Pearl S 
Blows Against the Empire T 
Chaucer T 
Cornered, straight up variation T 
Criller AKA Dwayne and Craig's Exellent Adventures T,TR 
Dihedral T 
Do or Do Not T 
Double Cracks T 
Easy Off T 
Empire Strikes Back, The T,TR 
Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) T,TR 
Faith, Hope and Charity T 
Fickle Finger of Eight T 
Forbidden Planet S 
Good Mourning T,TR 
Home Free T 
Jackson Browne (aka Fluid Power) T 
Just Another Girl's Climb T,S 
Let's Jet S 
Narrow Gate, The T 
No Visible Means of Support T 
Nova T,TR 
Off The Cuff T 
Peanuts T 
Pretender, The T 
Right Escape T 
Sacred and the Profane, The S 
Scorpions T 
Shield, The T 
Sickle T 
Star Track T,TR 
Strata Outta Compton T 
Strolling T 
Tracer T 
Trouble And Strife T,TR 
West Crack (aka Star Wars) T 
Whiskey Gala T 
Wired T 
X-Wing T,TR 
Young, Blonde, and Easy T 
Your Basic Lieback T 

Aspenleaf Dihedral 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b R

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Brooks (free solo)
Fixed Hardware: 2 Lead Pins [details]
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Submitted By: Tony B on Feb 27, 2002

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Description 

This climb is a flake and crack system in an open book dihedral. The line is attractive, but short and tweaky. The initial section of the route does indeed look like a 30' tall Aspen Leaf.

Aspenleaf Dihedral is directly above the route The Scared and the Profane. Few climbers would approach the route by this pitch, so consider getting there by going up and right of Blows Against the Empire (5.11) or Peanuts (5.9) or down and left of Just Another Girl's Climb (5.12) or Your Basic Lieback (5.6), or a scramble to the right of Your Basic Lieback (5.Easy).

Set a belay on the ledge from gear or the bolt anchors above Just Another Girl's Climb (up and right of Aspenleaf's start).

Place a few small pieces on the right side of the aspen leaf and step up off of the ledge into the slightly overhanging route. This is the first crux (balancy 5.10). Continue up and left, crossing the dihedral at the leaf's tip to flakes on the left. Place gear whenever possible, as there will be places where it is not so good. A fall should be plenty safe if this is considered. From the top of the leaf, climb easier rock (lower angle) up and left near a crack to reach a ledge with a tree and belay.

From the belay, one can scramble up to the summit ridge or move over and finish on Wired. To descend, get to the bolt-anchors of Forbidden Planet and rap down to the starting ledge, and then from the bolt anchors of Just Another Girl's Climb to the ground.

Better yet, do Forbidden Planet too - it's a good route and you are up there anyway.

Protection 

Thin gear behind, with a few pieces in behind some potentially breakable rock. Overall, the route is safe, but you can not count on every piece, so a lot of pumpy gear should be placed if you are not solid at the grade. Medium HB offsets were overhead crux pro for me.


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