Elevation: 2,751 ft
GPS: 44.367, -121.146 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Peter Franzen on Jan 22, 2006
Admins: Kevin MP, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Nesting Closures Details

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 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
 306
Cinnamon Slab
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 198
Lycopodophyta
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 360
Bunny Face
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 235
Lichen It
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 129
Cry Baby
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 393
Moonshine Dihedral
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 242
Helium Woman
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 195
Karate Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 293
Wedding Day
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 116
Moondance
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 84
Latin Lover
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 180
Heinous Cling Start
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 72
Latest Rage
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 93
Heinous Cling
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 113
Chain Reaction
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cinnamon Slab
 306
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Lycopodophyta
 198
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Bunny Face
 360
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 2 pitches
Lichen It
 235
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Cry Baby
 129
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Moonshine Dihedral
 393
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Helium Woman
 242
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Karate Crack
 195
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Wedding Day
 293
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Moondance
 116
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Latin Lover
 84
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Heinous Cling Start
 180
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Latest Rage
 72
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Heinous Cling
 93
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Chain Reaction
 113
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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