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YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Rich Aschert, 1986. Equipped 1999
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Dihedrus. Taken from the top of x-mas tree by Mica...


Dihedrus is located to the right of The French Are Here.

This route follows the dihedral/crack. It has tricky, thin finger, crack moves. You may want to bring some small gear for supplementary pro between bolts.


8 bolts to a chain anchor.

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Dave up at the top of Dihedrus.
Dave up at the top of Dihedrus.
T Bob leading Dihedrus.
T Bob leading Dihedrus.
Me leading Dihedrus. <br /> <br />Photo by Buster Jesik.
Me leading Dihedrus.

Photo by Buster Jesik.
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By Old Fart aka Dave Bohn
Apr 9, 2002

No need for the extra gear, this is a gorgous stem problem! Just use your feet instead of your arms and this is one sweet climb.

By Anonymous Coward
Sep 19, 2003

Why did anyone bolt a crack? Looks like there is great placements for gear.

By Sirius
From: Oakland, CA
Jan 26, 2004

A luxury climb - you will like it. I agree with the Old Fart: no need for the gear, unless you're practicing placements. It's super safe with the bolts that are there. Leave your scruples behind about bolted cracks and climb this one - I did, and got the best climb of my day out of it.

By Larry Shaw
Jul 17, 2004
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Weird move just below the anchors but a very solid and fun route

By sam flournoy
From: estes park, co
Apr 4, 2005

For posterity . . .so we all swallow our pride (ethics) sometimes. I guess these days Shelf is the perfect place to do just that. That being said, this climb was fun. The motion was constant and moves pretty consistent. Not sure if there was a single spot of 10b but I'll leave that for you all to decide. Only one pure stemming move with the feet so never really tiring as there was always a good rest at least a move away. A pretty aesthetic route for this section of Shelf Road. That's it.

By Ian Welch
From: Denver, CO
Oct 1, 2006

This is a great climb on Cactus Cliff, recommend to anyone at Shelf Road.

By kjdetlor
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 12, 2007

Sick route, some of the coolest stemming moves I've done out at Shelf. Definitely a must do when out at Cactus.

By Katy H
From: Kernville, CA
Oct 15, 2008
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Definitely one of the best routes I did at Shelf. Didn't feel like .10 at all! The last move to the anchors was a little confusing but there is a bomber hold off left that you just have to look for.

By Tyler Bowser
From: Red River
May 24, 2009

One fine sport climb.

By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Nov 21, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Another one that's as good as advertised. Good crack holds when the face holds disappear; good face holds when the crack holds disappear. Technical feet and great movement the whole way. This was the only climb I can think of where my legs were more tired than my hands/forearms at the end.

By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Glenwood Spri
Oct 21, 2013

Great climb! Enjoy stems, fingerholds, faceholds, and a glory jug at the top for an excellent route.

By sanz
From: Raleigh, NC
Mar 23, 2014

Made me wish I had brought gear to Shelf.... Really nice technical corner, I clipped the bolts but just didn't feel right about it... :)