The Dike Route
Avg: 2 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 1150 ft, 10 pitches|
|FA:||Fritz Weissner, Robert Underhill, summer 1933|
|Page Views:||485 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||lee hansche on Sep 13, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Jonathan Steitzer|
DescriptionAn historic but not well traveled route which has some cool parts but is no classic by any means. This is a long moderate line up through the left side of the slab traversing around the headwall to the right and up to the summit.
Not a favorite due to it being a bit dirty and loose in parts but it holds some cool, interesting moves in places.
Pitch 1: 100ft easy 5th class. Scramble up the dike/pockets from the ground on the left side of the slabs to an anchor on the right.
Pitch 2: 130ft 5.2. Follow the dike to a 2 bolt anchor in a toilet bowl pocket.
Pitch 3: 150ft 5.2. climb the dike all the way to a big tree with slings on it.
Pitch 4: 100ft 5.3. Scramble up from the trees toward a right leaning arch. Belay at some trees at the base of the arch. (This is roughly what the book says. I couldn't find a way to get to the arch without climbing 5.6 but I did see an anchor on a cluster of trees that matches this description.
Pitch 5: 130ft 5.6. Follow the arch on nice but sometimes dirty rock until you can pull over the arch and up the slab to a 2 bolt anchor below the steep bolted route "The White Zone".
Pitch 6: 90ft 5.5. A long traverse right leads to an anchor which you can use to rappel. (four 2 rope rappels get you to the ground)
Pitch 7: 90ft 5.5. Continue traversing right until you get to a corner with a couple old pins (upper section of Wedge). Follow the corner up to some ledges.
Pitches 8-10: Adventure time. choose your own adventure through low angle rock and trees to the top.