Start up the dihedral with good stemming, hands, and fists. Pull up onto slightly less steep terrain, make an awkward step and reach, and finish as for Northwest Corner. The crux is somewhere in the first 20 feet.
Watch out for some loose blocks and flakes before you pull. Would give it another star but the steep dihedral section is just a little short.
Another option for finishing is to turn the large roof to the right of where one would normally step left to finish Northwest Corner. There is plenty of good pro and looks like fun. Tried to turn it but it quickly spit me off with a vengeance. Just a guess because I didn't send it but maybe 11ish? Hands were good, but feet were tough.
Can be found on the west side of Cob Rock by hiking up the walk-off trail past the now bolted Bronwies in the Basin a little further around the corner. It's the large, wide dihedral and is tough to miss. Recommend belaying on the large ledge directly at the base of the dihedral. Gain the ledge with an easy scramble.
Real light rack. A couple of two inch pieces and one three inch gets one up the wide dihedral. A couple stoppers and mid-range cams is plenty for the rest. There are two fixed pins under the roof of the Northwest Corner finish.
|Comments on West Dihedral
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 1, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
This is a fantastic route! Looking up at the dihedral it looks overhanging and way hard. When you get up in it, you find there is much more to it than can be seen from the ground. Fun, fun!