(k) The Dihedrals Rock Climbing
The Dihedrals | Smith Rock nathanscherneck.wordpr...
The Dihedrals contain one of the highest concentrations of great sport climbing anywhere in North America. Home to big-name climbs like To Bolt Or Not To Be
, Chain Reaction
, and many others, this area can certainly be humbling. The Dihedrals have played an important part in Smith's history and have often been home to the area's (and world's) most difficult routes.
The walls appear almost impossibly sheer, and were it not for the white-on-brown contrast of chalk marks they'd look virtually featureless from below. The climbs here are bold but well-bolted and any loose rock has fallen off long ago on the popular climbs.
The Dihedrals lie on the front side of Smith Rock between Asterisk Pass and the Four Horsemen. Their clear profiles can be seen easily from the vantage point of the parking lot, and are directly accessable via the trails along the hillside.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
53 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (k) The Dihedrals:
Bunny Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Bookworm 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 150'
Lichen It 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch
Cry Babies 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 180'
Moondance 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Latin Lover 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Latest Rage 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Featured Route For (k) The Dihedrals
Crossfire 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Oregon
: Smith Rock
: (k) The Dihedrals
Crossfire is a striking line that requires a variety of climbing skills from handjams to tiny crimp cruxes and hellacious endurance. Slightly overhanging the entire way, the climbing is spectacular. Fantastic jams down low on Karate Crack lead to classic Smith face climbing up higher on nubins, pockets, and crimps. Several semi-rests make the marathon pitch seem plausible but still pumpy and interesting. The route begins up Karate crack. As Karate Crack arches right, leave the crack and c...[more] Browse More Classics in Oregon
The Dihedrals, as seen from the Smith Rock Group. ...