Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
Wind Tower - SW Face
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Calypso D irect Start 
Across The River From Butt Hair 
Bomb, The 
Boulder Direct 
Calypso Direct 
Day 444 
Erickson's Wide Crack 
G.Y. Dihedral, The 
Governor's Climb, The 
I Did It My Way 
Jimmy Cliff 
Left Out 
My Own Way 
No, Do it My Way 
Raisin Bran 
Rastaman Roof 
Roofed Out 
Tigger Plus 
West Overhang 
Wind Ridge 
Wind Tower Slab 

The G.Y. Dihedral 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
Page Views: 879
Submitted By: M.Morley on Jun 12, 2003
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (4)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
BETA PHOTO: The Southwest face of the Wind Tower, showing the ...
Climbing reopened after flood MORE INFO >>>


This is a route that is probably best avoided. Climb the first pitch of Calypso Direct (5.8) or Tagger (5.10c) to a large pine tree and 2-bolt anchor. From here, head up and gradually right to a right-facing dihedral. Climb the lichen-encrusted corner with poor pro that no one ever climbs to gain the walk-off ledge. [Although Tagger is 10c, climbing the first pitch to the pine tree (start for GY) is 5.9]


Standard rack.

Photos of The G.Y. Dihedral Slideshow Add Photo
Kat A. follows up going left past the shrub on G.Y. Dihedral.
Kat A. follows up going left past the shrub on G.Y...
Comments on The G.Y. Dihedral Add Comment
Show which comments
By Chris Zeller
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2008

Agreed with the lichen part. We climbed this yesterday and my partner decided to back off on the lichen encrusted corner and lead right through the notch (Tigger?).

On toprope I found this to be a reasonable 5.8. But in the crux (stemming ontop of the flake) I found it to be a bit slabby and licheny. Additionally, while you can get solid gear in under the flake, there is no gear above the critical move so its pretty unprotected.

At the top of the dihedral there is a bush to surmount adding to the adventure. All in all not a bad climb (if youre following it :-) but a hairy lead)

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Mar 4, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

This thing is such a prominent feature, yet it gets almost no traffic. I cleaned the lichen off of it years ago... and to a small degree, again today. Perhaps since it is not for the squeamish if you are only leading 5.8. You could take a big fall from the crux if your small/marginal gear there failed.
There are good holds on the arete to the left of the bush, so go left there and back.