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ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 15, 2013 - 10:40am PT
They can be L or R facing, you can stem most of them, some have finger cracks in the back some, nice Joe Brown hand size in the corner some, you can even layback. They are the lines that your eye is drawn to. They can be short, long, small, huge, crag, alpine....show us your favorite dihedrals!

I'm sure you guys have lots of photos out there are that will make us all drool. Here are a couple of my favorites (I'll leave the big stuff to you animals out there)

Dunn's dihedral 5.8 Taylor Canyon, Gunnison - Courtesy Katy H and MP.c...
Dunn's dihedral 5.8 Taylor Canyon, Gunnison - Courtesy Katy H and MP.com
Credit: ydpl8s

Wunsch's dihedral 5.11 - Cynical Pinnacle, South Platte - Courtesy Leo...
Wunsch's dihedral 5.11 - Cynical Pinnacle, South Platte - Courtesy Leo Paik and MP.com
Credit: ydpl8s
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Bump to help assuage my lust for climbing cracks.

john
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Thanks John, climbing content is hard to keep on the 1st page.

Here are some HUGE unclimbed ones in Tibet.

W. Face of Gutonchalagebo - Tibet
W. Face of Gutonchalagebo - Tibet
Credit: ydpl8s
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 15, 2013 - 12:28pm PT
My girl's favorite kind of climbing!

The Open Book
The Open Book
Credit: MisterE

Hospital Corner = awesome!
Hospital Corner = awesome!
Credit: MisterE
DPerret

Trad climber
Bay Area, California
Mar 15, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Anyone have any good pictures of Mithril?
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Mar 15, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
ha Katy H was my girlfriend back in the day. Haven't heard from her in years. Sasafrass is a bitchin route!! Dunn's is good to but if you really wanna dive deep into dihedrals then go to eldo.
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Mar 15, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
It never been clear for me the difference between Dihedrals and corners, can someone explain ?
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Mar 15, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
A Dihedral is like an open book. A corner is like a book that is open.

A book is neither a dihedral or corner.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 15, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
People have studied crack climbing, particularly all the weird things you can do to climb an offwidth. But dihedrals also have their own techniques, particularly when the seam in the corner is completely closed except for an RP placement every 10 feet or so. It's all opposition and body friction, really unique type of climbing, and one of my favorites.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Mar 15, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
Corners can be inside or outside, but dihedrals are inside only, while both are found outside.
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Mar 15, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
Upper part of Mescalito
Upper part of Mescalito
Credit: can't say
Corner or dihedral?
Credit: can't say
Hockey Night in Canada
Hockey Night in Canada
Credit: can't say
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 15, 2013 - 01:43pm PT
Take one, leave one.  Just don't leave any pin scars.
Take one, leave one. Just don't leave any pin scars.
Credit: Jim Shirley/MFM
They are alpinely known as diedres.

The first I ever encountered was on the East Ridge of Bugaboo Spire.

Cue SLR.

Squeaking of animals...
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Mar 15, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Credit: limpingcrab
Odd angles on Moro

pitch 2
pitch 2
Credit: limpingcrab
My favorite little not so chossy chosspile, hospital rock
TeleRoss

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 15, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
Book of Deception
Book of Deception
Credit: TeleRoss
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 15, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Dennis Hennek on Dihedral Wall. Don Lauria photo.
Credit: McHale's Navy

Lembert Dome

Credit: McHale's Navy
Gene

climber
Mar 15, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Credit: Glen Denny

Glen Denny photo of Ed Cooper on the Dihedral Wall.
snowhazed

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Mar 15, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
I'll play

They can be shallow...
Tradewinds
Tradewinds
Credit: snowhazed

They can be stemmed
Dragway
Dragway
Credit: snowhazed

Some have things to stem around...
Dragway
Dragway
Credit: snowhazed


adam d

climber
CA
Mar 15, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
out in the Wonderland...
Credit: adam d

Credit: adam d

Credit: adam d

McTech Arete
McTech Arete
Credit: adam d

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 15, 2013 - 08:15pm PT

How's about Cenotaph Corner. . .


S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 15, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
nothing like the aesthetics of a beautiful corner...
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