(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
51 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',16],['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'
Cry Babies 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 180'
Karot Tots 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 90'
Moondance 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Crossfire 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Vision 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Latest Rage 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Last Waltz 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Latest Rage 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Oregon
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: (k) The Dihedrals
Most climbers start this classic arete route by veering in from the right onto the arete rather than the original direct start. Continuous technical arete moves highlight the climb. For myself, I've found the moves past the final bolt easiest on the left (the original crux), while the majority of climbers apparently find it easier to stay on the right side. ...[more] Browse More Classics in Oregon
The Dihedrals, as seen from the Smith Rock Group. ...