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Virginia Dale Dihedral T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 1,337 total, 14/month
Shared By: Andy Maguire on Jan 21, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Great line that just beckons you from the road. I kept driving by while working in Laramie and just had to climb it! It's a high quality right facing dihedral with one small easily surmountable roof. The crux is about 15' from the top of the climb (right at the small bunch grass growing in the crack). Easy start with a fun finish and you get to give the motorists a show. I found some info on this area in the Rock 'n' Road Atlas but otherwise there is very little info, if anyone can provide other route, FA or area information it would be greatly appreciated!

Protection

Trad route that protects well with small to medium gear. Great belay on the summit with an easy walk off on the backside (however you briefly cross private property, be respectful).

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I climbed this last October on my way back from Wyoming to RMNP. IMO, there are two cruxes, both at small roofs, but the protection is good the whole way. Stupidly, I forgot to extend my last piece, a #8 Metolius UL MC, and it walked back into the crack. Even hanging on a fixed line, I couldn't get it out. I hope someone else did. Mar 12, 2017