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Beginner's Chimney TR 
Bizarro World TR 
Crypt, The T,TR 
Descent Gully T,TR 
Die-Hedral T,TR 
Dihedral Descent Route T,TR 
Ender T,TR 
Executioner's song TR 
Executioner's Song - Var: The Dirge T,TR 
Go Directly to Jail - aka Photo-Op Arete TR 
Jay's Discovery T,TR 
Layback Dihedral T,TR 
Lichen Wall TR 
Overhead Smash T,TR 
Prejudice TR 
Pride TR 
R.I.P. TR 
Roll, The T,TR 
Skink TR 
Stop the Presses, Mr. Eakin T,TR 
Take Five TR 
Touch of Thanatos TR 

Dihedrals Rock Climbing 

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The Dihedrals is a 70 yard long section of the cliff consisting mostly of dihedrals. The Dihedrals are about 75 yards upstream of Juliet's Balcony and beneath the plaque dedicating the gorge to Stephen T. Mather. This is one of the most popular spots at Great Falls. It is an excellent location for beginners and has several nice hard climbs too.

Getting There 

Approach via 2nd class downclimb just upstream of Skink for the first few climbs. There is also a 3rd class downclimb downstream of Jay's discovery.
During period of high water access to the climbs from The Crypt to RIP require a rappel of 5th class downclimbing.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dihedrals

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dihedrals:
Layback Dihedral   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Go Directly to Jail - aka Photo-Op Arete   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Executioner's song   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For Dihedrals
Rock Climbing Photo: 1. Go Directly to Jail - aka Photo-Op Arete (5.7) ...

Pride 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Virginia : DC & Northern VA Region : ... : Dihedrals
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Pride (5.4) is the obvious crack running through t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Far climbers right of Dihedrals - Skink (5.8), Tak...
Far climbers right of Dihedrals - Skink (5.8), Tak...
Rock Climbing Photo: Many great routes from 5.1 - 5.11d There is someth...
Many great routes from 5.1 - 5.11d There is someth...

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