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Green Dihedral 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Lee Jensen on Oct 14, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Major routes on the Green Monster


Enjoyable finger crack that extends over a large bulge.

From the same start as Green Monster on the Green Monster Slab (see that route for approach information) you head directly up the right-facing dihedral.

Lieback the lower crack or stem way over to Green Monster crack.


Small cams (Camalot .3 - 2). You will probably need about 7 pieces. The bolts for Pure Thoughts are about four feet to the right. Single bolt anchor at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dave about half way up the route. You can see the ...
Dave about half way up the route. You can see the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jan at the top
Jan at the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave setting his first piece. He has his left foot...
Dave setting his first piece. He has his left foot...

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
May 26, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Chossy with lots of loose holds, this route redeems itself with fun moves at the crux above a bomber .5. Bring smallish nuts for the bottom part.
The single bolt is there for the rap, scramble around to the top and you'll find it about 6' to the right of the anchors for green monster.
By builttospill
Jul 10, 2009

I thought this was harder than it looked. It felt harder than Green Monster to me, that's for sure.

There are two big loose flakes on the route. One, on the right side of the dihedral, moves a couple inches when pulled on. It's a giant jug and it looks solid, so be would almost certainly kill your belayer if it came off. The second is smaller and on the left, just after the first loose one. It's a nice hold, but it is hollow, so be gentle.
By Sam Cannon
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 26, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

5.9+ because this felt more difficult than Green Monster. Also, as the guy above me notes, there are two loose flakes. I think I could've pulled the second one off, and it was part of my sequence through the crux. Until it's been removed I would be very careful, it would likely slice your rope. The crack needs to be cleaned out--some good placements are nullified by mud caked into the crack.

This climb is rad! Sweet stemming/underclings/liebacks with committing moves above gear and a slighly overhung crux. Was surprised at how good it was. Get on it!
By Alex Temus
From: Small Town, USA
Sep 14, 2017

Terrible route, at least in it's current condition. There are more like 5 or 6 rocks 50-150 lbs each, loose that could be knocked off the route if you're not careful. This is honestly one of the most uncomfortable, least enjoyable routes I've even been on. Long run-outs and crappy bolts don't typically bother me, but large, loose rocks with my belayer underneath make me cringe.

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