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Routes in Three Dihedrals

A Cheval T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Common Denominator T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Curvilinear T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dihedral One T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dihedral Two T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dom Perignon T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dominator S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dominatrix T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pillar T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter and Serena Benson, 2000
Page Views: 688 total, 5/month
Shared By: Ron Olsen on Apr 16, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Dihedral Two starts in the same place as Dihedral One and Common Denominator: at a ledge below a low-angle slab.

Climb the slab and head to the corner just right of the arete on Common Denominator. Battle past bushes to the corner, then battle past more bushes starting up the corner (crux). Follow the corner up and break left at the top to the anchor on Common Denominator. There's a good ledge here so you can bring up your partner. Lowering is also an option; be careful since it is a 100' pitch.

Note: the clean corner just to the right of Dihedral Two is on Dominatrix. It's tempting to go this way, but it's not the route.

Some decent climbing in the upper corner, but the bush battle necessitates a Bomb rating. Pruning shears and herbicide may improve the climbing experience.

Protection

Pro to 3"-4". Some wider cracks near the top.

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