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Routes in (k) The Dihedrals

Almost Nothing S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ancylostoma S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bookworm T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bunny Face S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Captain Xenolith S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Chain Reaction S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Cinnamon Slab T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cognition S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Crossfire S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Cry Baby S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Darkness At Noon S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Easy Reader S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Evil Sister aka Ugly Sister S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Firing line S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Flat Earth, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fox In Socks S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
French Connection T,S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Freshly Squeezed S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ginger Snap S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Go Dog Go S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Heinous Cling S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Heinous Cling Start S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Helium Woman S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Karate Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Karate Wall (aka Powerline) S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Karot Tots T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Last Waltz S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Latest Rage S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Latin Lover S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Left Slab Crack T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Lichen It S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lycopodophyta T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Middle Aged Vandal S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Monster Rage S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Moondance S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Moonshine Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Night Flight S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Peapod Cave T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Peep Show S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Powder in the Eyes S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Power Dive S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rabbit Stew T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rattlesnake Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rebirth S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Right Slab Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rodney's Chocolate Frosted Love Donut S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slow Burn T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Sunshine Dihedral T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Take a Powder S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
To Bolt Or Not To Be S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Vision S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Watts Totts S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Wedding Day S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 2,751 ft
GPS: 44.367, -121.146 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 136,633 total, 944/month
Shared By: Peter Franzen on Jan 22, 2006
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at (k) The Dihedrals

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cinnamon Slab
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lycopodophyta
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bunny Face
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lichen It
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ginger Snap
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cry Baby
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Moonshine Dihedral
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Helium Woman
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Karate Crack
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Captain Xenolith
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wedding Day
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Moondance
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Heinous Cling Start
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Heinous Cling
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Chain Reaction
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cinnamon Slab 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Lycopodophyta 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Bunny Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Lichen It 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Ginger Snap 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cry Baby 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Moonshine Dihedral 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Helium Woman 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Karate Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Captain Xenolith 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Wedding Day 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Moondance 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Heinous Cling Start 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Heinous Cling 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Chain Reaction 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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