Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Rich Aschert, 1986 & equipped in 1999
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Shared By: William Prehm on Oct 16, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Dihedrus is located to the right of The French Are Here.

This route follows the dihedral/crack. It has tricky, thin finger, crack moves. You may want to bring some small gear for supplementary pro between bolts.


8 bolts to a chain anchor.


No need for the extra gear, this is a gorgous stem problem! Just use your feet instead of your arms and this is one sweet climb. Apr 9, 2002
Oakland, CA
Sirius   Oakland, CA
A luxury climb - you will like it. I agree with the Old Fart: no need for the gear, unless you're practicing placements. It's super safe with the bolts that are there. Leave your scruples behind about bolted cracks and climb this one - I did, and got the best climb of my day out of it. Jan 26, 2004
Larry Shaw
Larry Shaw  
Weird move just below the anchors but a very solid and fun route Jul 17, 2004
sam flournoy
estes park, co
sam flournoy   estes park, co
For posterity . . .so we all swallow our pride (ethics) sometimes. I guess these days Shelf is the perfect place to do just that. That being said, this climb was fun. The motion was constant and moves pretty consistent. Not sure if there was a single spot of 10b but I'll leave that for you all to decide. Only one pure stemming move with the feet so never really tiring as there was always a good rest at least a move away. A pretty aesthetic route for this section of Shelf Road. That's it. Apr 4, 2005
Ian Welch
Denver, CO
Ian Welch   Denver, CO
This is a great climb on Cactus Cliff, recommend to anyone at Shelf Road. Oct 1, 2006
Kevin Detlor
Kevin Detlor   BOZEMAN
Sick route, some of the coolest stemming moves I've done out at Shelf. Definitely a must do when out at Cactus. Mar 12, 2007
Katy H
Kernville, CA
Katy H   Kernville, CA
Definitely one of the best routes I did at Shelf. Didn't feel like .10 at all! The last move to the anchors was a little confusing but there is a bomber hold off left that you just have to look for. Oct 15, 2008
Tyler Bowser
Red River
Tyler Bowser   Red River
One fine sport climb. May 24, 2009
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
Another one that's as good as advertised. Good crack holds when the face holds disappear; good face holds when the crack holds disappear. Technical feet and great movement the whole way. This was the only climb I can think of where my legs were more tired than my hands/forearms at the end. Nov 21, 2010
Jordan Hirro
Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Jordan Hirro   Colorado Springs/Carbondale
Great climb! Enjoy stems, fingerholds, faceholds, and a glory jug at the top for an excellent route. Oct 21, 2013
Raleigh, NC
sanz   Raleigh, NC
Made me wish I had brought gear to Shelf.... Really nice technical corner, I clipped the bolts but just didn't feel right about it... :) Mar 23, 2014
Phil Esra
Phil Esra  
Spent a day on 3+ star routes from 5.9 to 11d; this was my favorite by far. May 26, 2015
My first 5.10 lead. I used a few stoppers; however, they are not necessary. May 9, 2016