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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.

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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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 503
Moonshine Dihedral
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 197
Moondance
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 135
Latin Lover
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 51
Sunshine Dihedral
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 285
Heinous Cling Start
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 61
Crossfire
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 121
Latest Rage
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 58
Vision
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 115
Heinous Cling (Full)
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 157
Chain Reaction
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 36
Karate Wall (aka Powerline)
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 22
Last Waltz
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 26
Powder in the Eyes
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 55
Darkness At Noon
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 4
To Bolt Or Not To Be
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Moonshine Dihedral
 503
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Moondance
 197
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Latin Lover
 135
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Sunshine Dihedral
 51
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
Heinous Cling Start
 285
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Crossfire
 61
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Latest Rage
 121
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Vision
 58
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Heinous Cling (Full)
 115
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Chain Reaction
 157
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Karate Wall (aka Powerline)
 36
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Last Waltz
 22
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Powder in the Eyes
 26
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Darkness At Noon
 55
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
To Bolt Or Not To Be
 4
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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