Missing The Dike aka Two Dikes for Dinner
BETA PHOTO: Looking straight up the route.
You can see the bo...
Missing the Dike (aka Two Dikes for Dinner) is located on Atlantis Slab. As you approach the slab, find an area that has several bolted lines ascending from a flat area near a trench in the rock. Scramble into the trench for the belay. Locate a left-angling line of old 1/4" bolts near a black dike (the first line of bolts directly right of a newer climb). Climb onto the slab from the trench and follow the line of bolts. The dike will become obvious and useful until it ends at the last 1/4" bolt where you have to use a rotten hold (the hold is about to break, use caution). Slab your way to a good two bolt anchor.
This is a typical South Platte climb with the usual manky 1/4" bolts. Well recommended, but please don't fall.
Four bolts to the top. Three 1/4" bolts and one new 3/8" bolt near the crux.
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Oct 15, 2008
This route is great- bring screamers and an attentive belayer-the bolts look a little ratty, the climbing is exciting for a 5.9 leader-.