(k) The Dihedrals Rock Climbing
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
49 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'
Vision 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Last Waltz 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For (k) The Dihedrals
Last Waltz 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b OR
: Smith Rock
: (k) The Dihedrals
Last Waltz features thin balancy moves and blind reaches. While not extremely pumpy it remains technically demanding to the chains.Start by suffering through thin 5.11 slab moves past the first three bolts of Moondance. No this is not the crux so try to hide the pain in your eyes as you make it past a series of small sharp edges. Next make a couple traverse moves to the fourth bolt. From here move into the roof, clip a long sling and get a good stemming rest. With some effort exit the roof o...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
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