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The Diedre Area

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The Diedre Area 


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Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 3, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: View of Diedre from the base of the cliff.

Description 

The Diedre Area is characterized by corners and cracks, ranging from fingers to off-width, great exposure, and perfect rock quality.

The best route in the section is Diedre (5.9+/5.10a), as you may have guessed, though there are many other worth while climb. Budapest (5.11d) is another one that receives top marks.


Getting There 

Easiest to approach by walking left (south) from the North End. The best landmark is the birch tree growing out of the corner/crack on the third pitch of the route Diedre.


Climbing Season


7 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Diedre Area:
Diedre   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   
Last Temptation   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   
Budapest   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 120'   
Underground   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 250'   
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Featured Route For The Diedre Area
Bernadette following last pitch of Diedre, 08/2007. Canon SD800 IS.

Diedre 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Diedre Area
This route is traditional given a 5.9+ rating, but it could just as easily be a modern 5.10. My vote is not to split hairs because they both mean the same thing at Cathedral. Diedre is possibly the best climb of the grade on the cliff as it offers well-protected, full-length, and full value, mostly crack climbing. Climb it, enough said...Pitch 1: (5.7) Up the "Triple Corners." Off width cracks up a series of ledges to a comfortable belay ledge.Pitch 2: (5.9+ or 5.10a depending on who ya ask) Cli...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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