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Great Dihedral to Upper Buttress 

M4-5

   
Type:  Mixed, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1000', Grade III
Consensus: M4-5 [details]
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Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Kevin Landolt on Dec 19, 2010

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Near the end of P1 on Great Dihedral.

Description 

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.

Notes:

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.

Location 

This is the obvious dihedral on the First Buttress.

Protection 

Set of cams to 3 inches, hexes to BD #11, stoppers, pins, and Spectres.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Erickson leading the second pitch on a storm...
Chris Erickson leading the second pitch on a storm...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris following up the first pitch.
Chris following up the first pitch.

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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.
By Justin S
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 10, 2016

Used a single rack with doubles in 1s and 2s, and it felt sufficient to break the great dihedral into 3 pitches. Belay ledges are obvious. With a full double rack, you could do the great dihedral in two long pitches. I never thought it was run out, but I did think it was awesome ... a spectacular mixed route!

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