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Northwest Slabs
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Bolted Arete T,S 
Cows are People Too T 
Cows in Space T 
Doctor Cow S 
Paint it Sad T,S 
Ribeye Flake T 
Sky Crack T 
Squid Skid T 
Stiffler's Mom T 
Turbo Pup T,S 
Yellow Dihedral T 

Yellow Dihedral 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 450', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Kevin Landolt on Apr 11, 2010

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Looking up at the Yellow Dihedral from the base.

Description 

This is a fun and aesthetic line up the beautiful yellow dihedral. It is the most striking line on the Northwest Slabs and the climbing on the second pitch is stellar.

P1: Start up the dirty crack just right of two bolt protected single pitch routes (Turbo Pup and Flabby Little Girly Man). Move right and then up towards the base of the Yellow Dihedral and belay on the ledge.

P2: Head up the dihedral and enjoy! Move left in a hand crack onto the arete as the slab terminates near the end of the dihedral. Rail left and up towards a great belay ledge below the final bulge and belay.

P3: Head up and over the steep bulge and onto easier ground above. Walk left, skirt the pond, and regain the Greyrock trail to descend.

Location 

Hike towards the Northwest slabs and follow the cairns to the route's base below the obvious yellow dihedral. There are two single pitch bolted routes on the slab a few meters left of the start.

Protection 

Standard Greyrock rack (pack light).


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By Drew Clements
From: Fort Collins, CO
Oct 13, 2011

Perhaps I was off route, but I doubt it, but there are significant run-outs on the first and second pitches.