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Dihedral Route

5.7, Sport, TR, 70 ft (21 m),  Avg: 2.2 from 28 votes
FA: unknown
N Carolina > 3. Piedmont Region > Pilot Mountain > 08. Amphitheater


Starts in the same dihedral on the right side of the Amphitheatre as Single Handed Sailor. Climb the dihedral to the bottom of a roof. Then move right on a huge horizontal. Move around the corner and finish up the same face as Psyco-Metric


Bolted, 5 bolts + anchors.

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Moving right on the horizontal of Dihedral Route
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[Hide Comment] This route was recently fully bolted. 5 bolts + anchors if memory serves me right. Mar 24, 2013
Noah J
Desert, NM
[Hide Comment] You'll want 7 or 8 draws, the route goes up the left face of the dihedral until the roof, then you move slightly left and up for a couple more bolts until you hit the anchors. ~90ft. Really glad this got bolted, the thought of doing the lower section on gear is awful, lots of deceptively loose rock. May 4, 2013
Jonathan Dull
Boone, NC
[Hide Comment] Don't really understand why this route was bolted, climbed it today and didn't clip any of the bolts and felt very secure. Its a great trad line and the gear is fine. I'll agree some of the rock is kind of questionable especially once you traverse onto face under the roof, however, it's on easy terrain.

EDIT: I guess the bolted line actually climbs up the face to the right. May 4, 2013
Mark Hoggard
[Hide Comment] Misinterpreted the description above as "finish up Psycho-metric" which makes this at least 5.8+ since you join that route at the 5th bolt, immediately beneath a powerful mini-roof. I guess the original line was trad and finished up the groove between the tops of Pole Dancing and Psycho-metric (would be about 5.7). For the two full-sport variations, finishing left up Pole Dancing would be 5.7. If you head right to Psycho-metric, make sure to use an extender on the first bolt you reach (its 5th bolt). It's also easy enough and good value to climb the opening dihedral and roof while clipping the bolts on Pole Dancing to the right. May 14, 2024