Great Dihedral to Upper Buttress
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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.
Obvious dihedral on the First Buttress.
Set of cams to 3 inches, hexes to BD #11, stoppers, pins, and Spectres.
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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.