(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]
Classic Climbing Routes in (k) The Dihedrals
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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'
Featured Route For (k) The Dihedrals
Karate Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Oregon
: Smith Rock
: (k) The Dihedrals
This is the "fishhook" shaped crack you see as you're hiking towards The Dihedrals area. It is on the vertical wall immediately left of a low angle narrow ramp (ramp is the 1st pitch of Cinamon Slab route, 5.6).The route has some short, not terribly thought-provoking, though kind of strenuous climbing. And it is great fun! Jam the crack which fluctuates from #3 to #1 Camalot size (hands to thin hands). There are some face holds to take advantage of as well if you prefer. At the ...[more] Browse More Classics in Oregon
The Dihedrals, as seen from the Smith Rock Group. ...