The Dihedrals, as seen from the Smith Rock Group. ...
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.
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.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
48 Total Routes
['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for (k) The Dihedrals:
Bunny Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Cry Babies 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 180'
Karot Tots 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 90'
Moondance 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Crossfire 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Latest Rage 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Last Waltz 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Go Dog Go 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For (k) The Dihedrals
To Bolt Or Not To Be 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a OR
: Smith Rock
: (k) The Dihedrals
Among the most famous routes in the world, this legendary wall of relentless edges played a seminal role in the consolidiation of Sport Climbing in the US. As the first 5.14a in North America, this route's haughty grade focused national attention on local tactics, while luring the world's elite free-climbers to an unknown backwater rest-stop in rural Oregon. Perhaps more than any other route of the era, To Bolt demonstrated the unique benefits of the "top-down" approach. If nothing else, sure...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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