Type: Trad, TR, 80 ft
FA: John Sherman, 1980
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Shared By: Joseph Proulx on Oct 8, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route is the shallow, left-facing dihedral on the face between Duh Dihedral and Pool of Blood. Start from a small ledge with a smaller tree (bottom left of photo) and climb the dihedral to where PoB meets DD. The climbing is easier than it looks, but the moves are tricky to work out.

A pitch of climbing like this would merit three stars. It's short but very fun climbing.


Climb this with a TR on the Duh Diheral chains. On lead, you'll probably want a few small to medium cams that you wouldn't need on Duh Dihedral .


Randy Carmichael
Boulder, CO
Randy Carmichael   Boulder, CO
I think the pro basically sucks on this one. Emphasis on small RPs. TR from DD is probably the best option. Aug 8, 2005
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.7+ R
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.7+ R
Comment as was attached to 'Pool Of Blood' (neighboring route):

By: Tony Bubb On: 11.5.2001 Comments: This route can be finished directly from the top of the flake to the tree on some small holds and seams. This is probably 5.11- and there really is no gear, so a TR is advisable. (Bubb, Donson winter 2000?) Nov 29, 2005
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
Worth climbing once. Jan 25, 2007
Chris Zeller
Boulder, CO
Chris Zeller   Boulder, CO
The pro on this one is very poor. Easier to TR from Duh Dihedral. I think this is a sandbag at 5.7 maybe 5.8 with one 5.9 move before you merge with Duh Dihedral. Apr 3, 2008
Dave Pilot
Boulder, CO
  5.7 R
Dave Pilot   Boulder, CO
  5.7 R
The pro is small but it seemed adequate. One needs a good rack of micro stoppers. There seemed to be a good placement at every good stance and I never felt run out. However, that said, if you're not very confident and capable at the grade, TR it. Oct 27, 2008
Robert Buswold
Northglenn, CO
Robert Buswold   Northglenn, CO
I did this one as a TR from the anchors for Duh Dihedral. The crux move seemed very hard for me, even harder than Pool of Blood to the left. Feb 26, 2012
Ben Burnett
  5.9+ R
Ben Burnett   Colorado
  5.9+ R
At the ledge, jog left to the top of Pool's flake for a move and then continue up to the top. A full pitch and independent line (on TR). Mar 4, 2012