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BETA PHOTO: Topo for Exilis Dihedral (5.9) at Derrydale Crag.
Exilis Dihedral climbs the most striking feature on the cliff--a large, left-facing dihedral in the center of the formation.
Delicate slab climbing past three bolts (crux) leads to the dihedral. Laybacking and stemming deposits you at the top of the dihedral on a large ledge. A few easy fifth-class moves take you over the final bulge to a rap anchor on a spacious ledge.
The dihedral is located almost in the dead-center of the wall. Scramble up the loose hillside directly below the dihedral to access the start.
Three bolts (all 1/2" sleeve bolts), gear from a #0 TCU up to 2-1/2"
Matthew Fienup on the FA of Exilis Dihedral at Der...
Second lead ascent of Exilis Dihedral, August 14, ...
Placing bolts on Exilis Dihedral, August 14, 2008.
Amparo Chaney of Ventura entering the crux of Exil...
Amparo Chaney of Ventura in the crux of Exilis Dih...
Gloria G. of LA in the crux of Exilis Dihedral
Gloria G. of LA exiting the dihedral of Exilis Dih...
Marisa Fienup climbs Exilis Dihedral, at Derrydale...
Marisa Fienup nears the top of the dihedral. Exil...
|Comments on Exilis Dihedral
|By Rob Chaney|
Apr 24, 2009
Climbed this on 4/23/2009 what a great route nice moves,crimpy slab, blancy, lye back, stemming and even a little mantelish. Fun!
I used a BD #10 stopper at the bottom of the crack and A OP #2 link cam in the middle of the crack.
|By Richard Shore|
Jan 8, 2010
excellent slab section at the base! The dihedral section is easy, but gear is not very good. I found one good slot at the very base of the dihedral for a stopper/small TCU, and after that the crack is flared for the next 20+ feet. Large offset nuts, or maybe a link cam would help, but if you're comfortable running it out (like I did), DO IT!