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Virginia Dale Dihedral 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: Andy Maguire on Jan 21, 2010

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Description 

Great line that just beckons you from the road. I kept driving by while working in Laramie and just had to climb it! It's a high quality right facing dihedral with one small easily surmountable roof. The crux is about 15' from the top of the climb (right at the small bunch grass growing in the crack). Easy start with a fun finish and you get to give the motorists a show. I found some info on this area in the Rock 'n' Road Atlas but otherwise there is very little info, if anyone can provide other route, FA or area information it would be greatly appreciated!

Protection 

Trad route that protects well with small to medium gear. Great belay on the summit with an easy walk off on the backside (however you briefly cross private property, be respectful).


Photos of Virginia Dale Dihedral Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux of the route is at the the small bunch grass....
Crux of the route is at the the small bunch grass....
Rock Climbing Photo: Beta photo from the highway.
BETA PHOTO: Beta photo from the highway.

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By Robert Michael
Mar 12, 2017

I climbed this last October on my way back from Wyoming to RMNP. IMO, there are two cruxes, both at small roofs, but the protection is good the whole way. Stupidly, I forgot to extend my last piece, a #8 Metolius UL MC, and it walked back into the crack. Even hanging on a fixed line, I couldn't get it out. I hope someone else did.

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