Pine Tree Dihedral
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Jan Brown starting off on a lead of Pine Tree Dihe...
The Pine Tree Dihedral is an easily protected route that is excellent for novice trad leaders. The route follows the inside corner that sits below the teenaged pine tree growing out of the rock near the top of the wall. Climb this route by jamming the crack of the dihedral up to the overhanging block midway up the wall. Proceed to the right of the overhanging block and continue up the dihedral, passing the tree on your left. Duck under the tree branches and follow the inside corner to the top of the wall.
For leading use a standard rack
BETA PHOTO: Lower south portion of Railroad Amphitheater from ...
Jan Brown heading up Pine Tree Dihedral.
Jan Brown at the top of the main crack on Pine Tre...
Jan Brown under the roof on Pine Tree Dihedral.
Jan Brown finishing up a nice lead of Pine Tree Di...
Eric heads up
|Comments on Pine Tree Dihedral
|By Stephen D. Schaefgen|
Jun 2, 2002
For leading, it likes big stuff. Cams 2" and up, #10 and #11 Hexentrics. However, there is a good placement in the small roof for small cams. Fun crack.
|By Ta-Chi Wang|
May 24, 2009
Somehow the crux on this route has been underestimated. The crux to overcome the overhung boulder requires a hang jam (just underneath the boulder), a smearing footwork on the right face, and then a powerful pull-up in order to reach either a not-so-good hold on the left or into a groove (far and bad one) on the right. For a beginner's leading? I'm not sure.
|By Trad Nanny|
Sep 8, 2010
Agreed, mantle move isn't for the beginning leader. Unless you want to sandbag them!
|By Tom Lausch|
From: Stoughton, WI
Aug 19, 2012
Make sure to clip the #1 Bd that someone got stuck in the crack on the right about half way up. Free pro! But good luck getting it out without ruining it. Might as well leave it in my opinion. Great climb though
May 1, 2013
There are now two fixed #1s, right next to each other, on this route!
Found an alternate way up past the insecure crux mantle last week. From the inside corner where you pull the mantle, step right onto the arete and go up there.
|By Big Boi|
From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
23 hours ago
Pulling onto the ledge just right of the roof felt more difficult than 5.5, my finance was seconding and she traversed over to the arete and said that felt more like 5.5. Definitely fun!