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The Dihedrals

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Ancylostoma 
Bookworm 
Bunny Face 
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Chain Reaction 
Cinnamon Slab 
Crossfire 
Cry Babies 
Darkness At Noon 
Easy Reader 
Evil Sister aka Ugly Sister 
Flat Earth, The 
Fox In Socks 
French Connection 
Ginger Snap 
Go Dog Go 
Heinous Cling 
Helium Woman 
Karate Crack 
Karate Wall (aka Powerline) 
Karot Tots 
Last Waltz 
Latest Rage 
Latin Lover 
Left Slab Crack 
Lichen It 
Lycopodophyta 
Middle Aged Vandal 
Moondance 
Moonshine Dihedral 
Night Flight 
Powder in the Eyes 
Rabbit Stew 
Rattlesnake Chimney 
Right Slab Crack 
Rodney's Chocolate Frosted Love Donut 
Slow Burn 
Sunshine Dihedral 
Take a Powder 
To Bolt Or Not To Be 
Vision 
Watts Totts 
Wedding Day 

The Dihedrals 


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Description 

The Dihedrals contain one of the highest concentrations of great sport climbing anywhere in North America. Home to big-name climbs like To Bolt Or Not To Be, Chain Reaction, and many others, this area can certainly be humbling. The Dihedrals have played an important part in Smith's history and have often been home to the area's (and world's) most difficult routes.

The walls appear almost impossibly sheer, and were it not for the white-on-brown contrast of chalk marks they'd look virtually featureless from below. The climbs here are bold but well-bolted and any loose rock has fallen off long ago on the popular climbs.


Getting There 

The Dihedrals lie on the front side of Smith Rock between Asterisk Pass and the Four Horsemen. Their clear profiles can be seen easily from the vantage point of the parking lot, and are directly accessable via the trails along the hillside.


44 Total Routes


['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',6],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',7],['5.12',13],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',1],['',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 Dihedrals:
Cinnamon Slab   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   
Bunny Face   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
Moonshine Dihedral   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   
Cry Babies   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   
Karate Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Wedding Day   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Karot Tots   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   
Moondance   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Sunshine Dihedral   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   
Crossfire   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Latest Rage   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Vision   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Karate Wall (aka Powerline)   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Go Dog Go   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Last Waltz   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Chain Reaction   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Heinous Cling   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Darkness At Noon   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
French Connection   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
To Bolt Or Not To Be   5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   
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Featured Route For The Dihedrals
Bob sending Sunshine

Sunshine Dihedral 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a PG13  OR : Smith Rock : The Dihedrals
Technical stemming up an ominous dihedral combined with a few powerful moves over bulging sections is encountered on this classic test piece. Although the crux (11+) is at a steep bulge about 10' above a 1/4" bolt and 80' off the deck, difficult moves occur right off the ground and continue to the anchors at the top of Pitch #1. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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