The Bihedral Area Rock Climbing
Bihedral Rock Area.
The Bihedral Area includes at least 4 sub-areas: The Bihedral
, The Riviera
, the Left Side
and The Lower Tier
. For organizational purposes, this is subdivided here. This photo
The Bihedral Area rock is typical Boulder Canyon granite climbing. Generally less than vertical on bullet hard grey granite. Good friction with a high concentration of slopers, both large and small, and positive incut edges. The Bihedral
crag itself is identified by a huge, left-facing dihedral and sits on the north side of the canyon. The dihedral is split by a prow about 1/2 way up. The Riviera
is located down & right of The Bihedral
. The Left Side
is located to the left of The Bihedral
. The Lower Tier
is located below the The Bihedral (Upper Tier)
Drive 7 miles up the canyon (zero at the bridge a la Rossiter), park just past the Riviera at a pullout on the right, or there is shady parking on the left side identified by a west-facing "No Camping" sign nailed to a tree. The huge, left-facing dihedral of the Bihedral is obvious above you. Cross the road, walk down a bit and pick a line up a boulder field and scoot left around a short broken buttress. 4th class it up past some trees on your right and gain a nice ledge at the bottom of the big dihedral. There are a few good routes here, but the most well known is the 2 pitch Bihedral Arete
, which Rossiter so obtusely refers to as "something of a classic".
Weather station 4.4 miles from here
82 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',52],['1 Star',22],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Bihedral Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bihedral Area:
Featured Route For The Bihedral Area
Bihedral Arete 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : The Bihedral (Upper Tier)
A spectacular route that climbs the beautiful arete just right of the Bihedral Route.Pitch 1: Gain the arete and climb up past three bolts on good holds. Reach a thin crack (small gear) climb the crack angling to the left and climb up past four more bolts to a two-bolt anchor.Pitch 2: Angle left up to small tree (with gear), clip a bolt and make cool moves on the exposed arete climbing the cool face/arete past several bolts to a two-bolt belay.Rap the route with 2 ropes from pitch 2 or do two ra...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
By E Johnson
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 3, 2007
Ticks have arrived. Despite a tick check of clothing and ankles, a baby tick made it home with me and was discovered inside my shirt (4 layers deep). Be thorough in your tick checks!
By Dane Casterson
Feb 22, 2011
Does anyone know what a Bihedral is?
By Ken Duncan
From: Ft Collins, CO
Dec 15, 2012
I assume two dihedrals.
By Adam Kroz
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 1, 2013
I left a navy blue Icebreaker thermal up here yesterday, in case anyone picked it up. Thanks!
By Stephen Trent
May 22, 2013
Any good camping nearby? Preferably free?