Great Dihedral to Upper Buttress
||Mixed, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1000', Grade III
|Consensus: ||M4-5 [details]|
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|Submitted By: ||Kevin Landolt on Dec 19, 2010|
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Near the end of P1 on Great Dihedral.
Nothing new here - people have been climbing Hallett's rock routes in winter for a long time. I found that Great Dihedral
to Standard Route makes for an excellent mixed climb. The climbing is never desperate but is sustained and of high quality.
Snow slopes at the base of the route can be avy prone.
A potentially dangerous cornice forms above the exit on Standard Route, and some tunneling is required to gain the summit ridge.
This route is not conditions dependent and makes for a great mid-winter climb.
This is the obvious dihedral on the First Buttress.
Set of cams to 3 inches, hexes to BD #11, stoppers, pins, and Spectres.
Chris Erickson leading the second pitch on a storm...
Chris following up the first pitch.
|Comments on Great Dihedral to Upper Buttress
By Jason Killgore
From: boulder, co
Jan 10, 2011
Only climbed the 1st pitch. There is a pretty tenuous move after pulling the small roof. A green C3 goes in, but probably best not to test it.
By erik rieger
From: Ridgway, CO
Aug 3, 2014
Superb mixed climbing. No pins needed. A purple TCU is nice to have on the first pitch, otherwise kind of runout. One to do again and again.