Elevation: 6,850 ft
GPS: 40.003, -105.397 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kreighton Bieger on Sep 13, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2021 Update - reopening Details

Description

The Bihedral Area includes at least 4 sub-areas: The Bihedral, The Riviera, the Left Side and The Lower Tier. For organizational purposes, this is subdivided here. This
Approach to The Riviera and The Bihedral. may help.

The Bihedral Area rock is typical Boulder Canyon granite climbing. Generally less than vertical on bullet hard grey granite. Good friction with a high concentration of slopers, both large and small, and positive incut edges. The Bihedral crag itself is identified by a huge, left-facing dihedral and sits on the north side of the canyon. The dihedral is split by a prow about 1/2 way up. The Riviera is located down & right of The Bihedral. The Left Side is located to the left of The Bihedral. The Lower Tier is located below the The Bihedral (Upper Tier) upper tier.

Getting There

Drive 7 miles up the canyon (zero at the bridge a la Rossiter), park just past the Riviera at a pullout on the right, or there is shady parking on the left side identified by a west-facing "No Camping" sign nailed to a tree. The huge, left-facing dihedral of the Bihedral is obvious above you. Cross the road, walk down a bit and pick a line up a boulder field and scoot left around a short broken buttress. 4th class it up past some trees on your right and gain a nice ledge at the bottom of the big dihedral. There are a few good routes here, but the most well known is the 2 pitch Bihedral Arete, which Rossiter so obtusely refers to as "something of a classic".

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Bihedral Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 169
Chouette
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 340
Topless Etiquette
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 175
Dan's Line
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 103
Trick or Treat
Trad, Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 138
Group Therapy
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 84
It's Time For Change
Trad, Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 97
Bihedral
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 223
Hold The Line
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 93
Devin's Dihedral
Trad, Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 229
Bihedral Arete
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 73
Flags of Our Fathers
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 100
Puff Daddy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 252
Rhodian Shores
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 133
Le Nouveau Riche
Trad, Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 139
Sea Breeze
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chouette Riviera
 169
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Topless Etiquette Riviera
 340
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dan's Line Bihedral (Upper Tier)
 175
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Trick or Treat Bihedral (Upper Tier)
 103
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Group Therapy Bihedral (Upper Tier)
 138
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
It's Time For Change Bihedral (Upper Tier)
 84
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Bihedral Bihedral (Upper Tier)
 97
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Hold The Line Bihedral (Upper Tier)
 223
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Devin's Dihedral Riviera
 93
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad, Sport, TR
Bihedral Arete Bihedral (Upper Tier)
 229
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Flags of Our Fathers Bihedral (Upper Tier)
 73
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Puff Daddy Bihedral (Upper Tier)
 100
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rhodian Shores Bihedral (Upper Tier)
 252
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Le Nouveau Riche Riviera
 133
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Sport, TR
Sea Breeze Riviera
 139
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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