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ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 15, 2013 - 01:40pm 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 - 02:23pm PT
Bump to help assuage my lust for climbing cracks.

john
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2013 - 02:31pm 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 - 03:28pm 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 - 03:35pm PT
Anyone have any good pictures of Mithril?
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Mar 15, 2013 - 03:35pm 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 - 03:43pm PT
It never been clear for me the difference between Dihedrals and corners, can someone explain ?
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Mar 15, 2013 - 03:48pm 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 - 03:53pm 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 - 04:23pm 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 - 04:35pm 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 - 04:43pm 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 - 05:17pm 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 - 06:37pm PT
Book of Deception
Book of Deception
Credit: TeleRoss
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 15, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
Dennis Hennek on Dihedral Wall. Don Lauria photo.
Credit: McHale's Navy

Lembert Dome

Credit: McHale's Navy
Gene

climber
Mar 15, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Credit: Glen Denny

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

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
Mar 15, 2013 - 08:49pm 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 - 08:53pm 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 - 11:15pm PT

How's about Cenotaph Corner. . .


S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:17pm PT
nothing like the aesthetics of a beautiful corner...
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:31pm PT
local dihedral...fear of flying enchanted rock texas

NOT MY PICTURE

not my picture
not my picture
Credit: S.Leeper
bob

climber
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
Credit: bob
Credit: bob
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Credit: Norwegian


T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Dihedrals have sucked in alot of free soloists with a false sense of security. Bachar's onsight of Moratorium being one of the gnarliest.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:00am PT
Great Photos folks!

Thanks for taking the time to post them.


So per discussion upthread???

In the 1970's I figured out: dihedral=corner=open book, and if you were trying to impress your peers or were in the Alps you used dihedral??

Will you show us the difference-----or not?

In 1977, I described this as a corner?
In 1977, I described this as a corner?
Credit: Fritz

The route is called: "The Open Book."   Does the name need to change?
The route is called: "The Open Book." Does the name need to change?
Credit: Fritz
sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:10am PT
60M of some of the goods @ Khartoum. Powell River
60M of some of the goods @ Khartoum. Powell River
Credit: sac

Likin' this here thread yo!
ruppell

climber
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:13am PT
The never ending corner of High Times on Calveras comes to mind. Utter awesomeness.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Does this qualify?

photo not found
Missing photo ID#272644

Perfect Layback, of course, but I was just laid-off.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:48am PT
Corrugation Corner


Drug Dome


Mariuolumne Dome


Central Pillar


Moosedog Tower


Ride the Lightning, Goose Egg Mt, Washington


Photo Eric Collins


E Buttress Mt Whitney(Photo Bill McC)
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:59am PT

Mike Layton just past the "belayer slayer" loose tooth and into the crux.

FA of Der Dihedral, 5,10c - 4p variation on Dragontail Peak N.Cascades
FA of Der Dihedral, 5,10c - 4p variation on Dragontail Peak N.Cascades
Credit: MisterE
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:08am PT
WCC in AZ
WCC in AZ
Credit: Gal
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:55am PT
The Big Corner - 5.10+. Dry Creek East, Sedona
The Big Corner - 5.10+. Dry Creek East, Sedona
Credit: MisterE

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 16, 2013 - 04:27am PT
The clean arete is the Cruise and the big overhanging dihedral of pegm...
The clean arete is the Cruise and the big overhanging dihedral of pegmatite is Kachina Wings.
Credit: philo
Kachina Wings


Joanne leading the crux of Beulah's Book.
Joanne leading the crux of Beulah's Book.
Credit: philo
Beulah's Book
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 16, 2013 - 06:00am PT
One of my favorite shots around here, of the Hobbit Book.

photo not found
Missing photo ID#258465

Required reading.
Munginella is the left most of the Five Open Books.
Munginella is the left most of the Five Open Books.
Credit: Chris McNamara
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 16, 2013 - 07:40am PT
Isa follows Great Dihedral 5.11a
Isa follows Great Dihedral 5.11a
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa followsthe Ed webster route the Great Corner 511a on Mt wheeler VT
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
Now that's what I'm talkin about! Just what I was hoping for, some new pics to load into my screen saver:-)

Here's a fun one for noobs in Boulder Canyon - Empor 5.7
Empor - Courtesy Kevinnlong and MP.com
Empor - Courtesy Kevinnlong and MP.com
Credit: ydpl8s

And then one of the stem tests put up by Bob D in Penitente - Not My Cross to Bear - 5.11 a/b

Not my Cross to Bear - Courtesy B Horan and MP.com
Not my Cross to Bear - Courtesy B Horan and MP.com
Credit: ydpl8s
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
There is a big dihedral in this pic by Bret M of mntproj.

Credit: philo
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
Here's a couple shots from one of the best 5.5's in the country, The Great Arch at Stone Mountain NC










David D.

Trad climber
Monterey
Mar 16, 2013 - 02:08pm PT
The Great Arch is lots of fun, but man your back starts to ache by the 3rd pitch.
Alpamayo

Trad climber
Chapel Hill, NC
Mar 16, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
The Great Arch would be a mega classic if it were a good 10 degrees steeper. Now the arete on top of the arch, "Bombay Groove/Yankee Go home" is a classic!
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 16, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Credit: drljefe
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Mar 16, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
Mithral.
Bailing out of Mithral as the lightning started to let loose around us...
Bailing out of Mithral as the lightning started to let loose around us.
Credit: Batrock
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 16, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
Drljefe, that is real nice and looks familiar.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 16, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
yeah, Coarse and Buggy.

here's Psycho Man, Santa Catalinas
Credit: drljefe
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 16, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
Yeah that is what I thought when it tweaked the cob webs. Great photo angle.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Mar 16, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
A few cherished examples south to north

Josh
Coarse and Buggy
29 Palms
Scary Monsters
Warrior Eagle

The Valley
Bircheff Williams
Moratorium
Anticipation

Smith Rocks
Sunshine Dihedral

Squish
U Wall
Daily Planet
The Calling Corner
The Promised Land
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Mar 16, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
yeah, Coarse and Buggy.

It was amazing to watch Col climb that... if not slightly nerve wracking. ;)
(Somewhere, in the midst of thousands of photos, I have pics of Eric taking those shots... a fantastic angle)
carlos gallego

Ice climber
Spain
Mar 17, 2013 - 08:52am PT
... maybe... the biggest ones...

Credit: carlos gallego
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Mar 17, 2013 - 11:28am PT
GhoulweJ getting it done:
Tombstone Terror
Tombstone Terror
Credit: Charlie D.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 17, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Wow!
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
Mar 17, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
Before, during and after 2011 first ascent, yet to see a second ascent.
Credit: Banquo
Credit: Banquo
Credit: Banquo
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Mar 17, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
SFWC p2



Here Kalen deftly uses the 10a crack to the left of the dihedral.
SicMic

climber
two miles from Eldorado
Mar 17, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Campanille Basso
Campanille Basso
Credit: SicMic
Fehrmann
Fehrmann
Credit: SicMic

Via Fehrmann on the Campanille Basso in the Dolies. About a dozen pitches of great corner.
Sir Bryan

Trad climber
MN
Mar 17, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Credit: Sir Bryan
SicMic

climber
two miles from Eldorado
Mar 17, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#294691

Nice one, Bryan.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Mar 18, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
Ammon McNeely starts up the spectacular Pitch 13 of Horse Chute, El Ca...
Ammon McNeely starts up the spectacular Pitch 13 of Horse Chute, El Capitan.
Credit: Chris McNamara
Ammon McNeely looks down at a couple Aliens in a sweet corner in Horse...
Ammon McNeely looks down at a couple Aliens in a sweet corner in Horse Chute, El Capitan.
Credit: Chris McNamara

Scott_Nelson

Trad climber
Merica
Mar 18, 2013 - 03:24pm PT


Shaun Reed on Astro-Gil P4, Tehipite Dome
Shaun Reed on Astro-Gil P4, Tehipite Dome
Credit: Scott_Nelson
COT

climber
Door Number 3
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Tahir Tower Pakistan
Tahir Tower Pakistan
Credit: COT
stringband

Mountain climber
Marquette, Michigan
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
The Great Arch, Stone Mtn, NC
The Great Arch, Stone Mountain, NC  ca 1990.
The Great Arch, Stone Mountain, NC ca 1990.
Credit: Phil Watts
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
That's nice COT!, at what elevation is he climbing?
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Sweet pictures! That Tehipite one is real nice, Scott.

Shangri La (5.12a) on the right, and New Horizons (5.13a&#...
Shangri La (5.12a) on the right, and New Horizons (5.13a) on the left - both 5 pitches.
Credit: MisterE
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
Chouinard-Beckey/S Hower Tower, eh?
Yeah, a really olde picture.  What else is new?
Yeah, a really olde picture. What else is new?
Credit: Reilly
pix4u

climber
Sonoma, CA
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
Credit: pix4u
pix4u

climber
Sonoma, CA
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
Credit: pix4u
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 18, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Here's a link from http://www.justgetout.net/Wenatchee/16674 report on an ascent of Balanced Rock on Colchuck in the Enchantments near Leavenworth Washington.


Photo Credt John Plotz

Credit John Plotz from http://www.justgetout.net/Wenatchee/16674


(with OK from photographer. I say go visit http://www.justgetout.net for posting such a cool photo )
pix4u

climber
Sonoma, CA
Mar 18, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Earlier in this thread, Glen posted the image on the right in this com...
Earlier in this thread, Glen posted the image on the right in this composite. At the same time from my location, I took a picture of him on the left. The entire Dihedral Wall has been free climbed; I cant imagine the difficulty in climbing the upside down
Credit: pix4u
fgw

climber
portland, or
Mar 18, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Abracadaver:


Forest Lawn:


Steins Pillar:
Friend

climber
Mar 18, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Sweet photos all. Here's a few more to keep it going...

Black Uhuru


Castleton North Face


Rico & KD on Oz


Darshan on the Cloud Tower


Think Pink


Tom on the Guillotine


Pick a corner any corner
CountryStrong

Trad climber
MA
Mar 18, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Old Town
Old Town
Credit: CountryStrong
bjj

climber
beyond the sun
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:19am PT
Credit: bjj
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:26am PT
Holy crap fgw - first action pic of Steins I have ever seen.

briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Mar 19, 2013 - 12:35am PT
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
fgw

climber
portland, or
Mar 19, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Mr. E - that was a fun pitch (like moonshine d!). By the time my partner topped out on p1 it was raining and we bailed...waiting for dry weather to go back.
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Mar 19, 2013 - 05:49am PT
I pulled a nice rattlesnake skin out of The Great Arch at Stone Mountain. Yeah, 10 steeper would've been nice.

Cave Route
Cave Route
Credit: ionlyski

mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
Mar 19, 2013 - 08:15am PT

High up on the Large Stone-Muir Wall
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Mar 19, 2013 - 08:16am PT
Organ Pipes, Mt. Wellington, Hobart Tasmania
Organ Pipes, Mt. Wellington, Hobart Tasmania
Credit: can't say
Organ Pipes
Organ Pipes
Credit: can't say
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 19, 2013 - 08:36am PT
Inspiring pictures! since I posted one of climbing with my daughter, I'll throw in one with my son, just to stay balanced.



P2 on the Finger of Fate, Sawtooths
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:37am PT
A few nice corner pitches here

The Fin Wall
The Fin Wall
Credit: Tork

Demolition
Demolition
Credit: Tork
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:43am PT
Blood on the Tracks, San Rafael Swell, Utah.

Photo credit by Louis Arevalo
Photo credit by Louis Arevalo
Credit: Mike Friedrichs
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Mike Friedrichs that is awesome!!!! The Swell looks glorious-hope I can get out there sometime!
Seth

Trad climber
New York, NY
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Hey can I play?

Roseland (5.9), The Near Trapps, Gunks
Roseland (5.9), The Near Trapps, Gunks
Credit: Seth

Art's Route (5.9), The Trapps, Gunks
Art's Route (5.9), The Trapps, Gunks
Credit: Seth

Retribution (5.10b), The Trapps, Gunks
Retribution (5.10b), The Trapps, Gunks
Credit: Seth

Hesitation (5.8), Upper Washbowl Cliff, Adirondacks
Hesitation (5.8), Upper Washbowl Cliff, Adirondacks
Credit: Seth

Partition (5.9-), Upper Washbowl Cliff, Adirondacks
Partition (5.9-), Upper Washbowl Cliff, Adirondacks
Credit: Seth

Perhaps (5.7), Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
Perhaps (5.7), Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
Credit: Seth
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
I'm gonna remark again about how much I love the photos in this thread, just to boost a fine on topic thread back to the front end.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
Great Gorge, Alaska

Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
It would 10d in rock shoes, in double boots it was A1. Dig the knicker...
It would 10d in rock shoes, in double boots it was A1. Dig the knickers.

We had a very scary avalance drop down those black streaks on the right.
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 19, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
Yep ^^^

Nicest dihedral in Squamish.
Nicest dihedral in Squamish.
Credit: RyanD
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
It's one of the main images that powered and hopefully powers me to climb.

(really!: every one above this post on this page)
ruppell

climber
Mar 19, 2013 - 10:49pm PT
Seth

Partition is great. You don't have a photo of Erect Direction do you? By far my favorite in the Gunks. I guess Feast of Fools is pretty good to. Looking up at either of those makes you think "That's 5.10?". lol
Seth

Trad climber
New York, NY
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Erect Direction is still a dream of mine, so no pictures yet...
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
From Alpinist magazine - University Wall:

BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
Cloud Tower, Red Rocks
Cloud Tower, Red Rocks
Credit: BrassNuts
Romantic Warrior, Needles
Romantic Warrior, Needles
Credit: BrassNuts
Maid In The Shade, Devil's Tower
Maid In The Shade, Devil's Tower
Credit: BrassNuts
Astroman
Astroman
Credit: BrassNuts
Shune's Buttress, Zion
Shune's Buttress, Zion
Credit: BrassNuts
The late Jack Roberts on Heart of Stone, Tuolumne (a little tilted...
The late Jack Roberts on Heart of Stone, Tuolumne (a little tilted eh?)
Credit: BrassNuts
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 20, 2013 - 12:01am PT
Ponders of Persuasion, Bridger Jack:






The Good Book:






Primrose Dihedrals:




FA, No-Name Crack, Super Crack Buttress:




Handbook (photo CF):




Matterhorn Peak:




Windfall, Tower of the Cosmic Gods:




Mt Watkins:




The Zebra:




Wall of Voodoo:



RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 20, 2013 - 12:10am PT
Tarbuster, you've been sent to think in the corner more than a few times I see. Very nice!


Edit- Mr E, that awesome photo you posted I think is of a route named "the calling" in Squamish. I may be wrong but am pretty sure some squaminard OG will correct me if so, cheers! The photo I posted is of u wall.
fgw

climber
portland, or
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:12am PT
inspirational this thread is..


Delirium Tremens


Pack Animal Direct


Zenyatta Entrada
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:34am PT
Dihedrals!.....

me so horny
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 20, 2013 - 09:04am PT
Partition 5.9-... that is pretty funny;)
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 20, 2013 - 09:25am PT
Seems like tarbuster has already done the classic dihedrals and there's nothing left to look forward to, lol. It's too bad nobody climbs the good book anymore. I dont know what the danger is after the rockfall, but can't it be cleaned up? Moses was definitely the best tower I climbed. I've got to move back west asap!
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Mar 20, 2013 - 10:33am PT
This whole thread is one of the best collections of climbing photos I can remember seeing in a very long time
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 20, 2013 - 10:38am PT
Way to bust out the archives Tarbaby!
Seth

Trad climber
New York, NY
Mar 20, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Partition 5.9-, according to the guidebook authors Lawyer and Haas. I know Turner thought it was a 5.8 but in my mind that only supports the later re-grading upwards!
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 20, 2013 - 11:14am PT
Yes, this thread has definitely exceeded my expectations! Wow, some great bucket list stuff on here!

Tarbuster, that dihedral on Matterhorn Peak (assuming the CA one) looks like so much fun, what's it called and rated?
ruppell

climber
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
Seth and Tradman,

I remember the old Mellor guide having Partition at 5.8. 5.9- doesn't seem like to far of a stretch but it's been ten years since I've done it. What was that new guide that came out for the Gunks that bumped Modern Times from 8+ to 10b? Now that was funny.

can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
Cosmic County, Blue Mountains OZ
Credit: can't say
Alan Rubin

climber
Amherst,MA.
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
My recollection is that at the time when I first did Partition it was rated 5.7!!!!! in the Healy guide. From my memory 9- or even 9 sounds about right. Back more directly on topic---great photos. I love dihedrals, books, corners, grooves, diedres--whatever you want to call them. They are definitely some of my favorite climbs. Several classics I haven't seen mentioned on here yet are Recompense, Diedre, and the Book of Solemnity on Cathedral Ledge,NH, several pitches on both the VMCs on Cannon also in NH, the Great Dihedral on Poko in the "Dacks, Triple S on Seneca---the list goes on and on. I have lots of slides but sadly lack the ability to scan and post them---sigh.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
ydpl8s asked:
Tarbuster, that dihedral on Matterhorn Peak (assuming the CA one) looks like so much fun, what's it called and rated?

Yes, Matterhorn Peak North Arete. Northern Yosemite out of Bridgeport adjacent to the Sawtooth Ridge. 5.7



Sometimes when I post this photo, I make a false slip and say it's the enduro corner on Astroman. heh.

Though it's late 90s in the photograph, note the Robbins boots for approach, climb and descent, 8.6 mm rope, rack of nuts.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
Partition is an honest 9. the minus thing is just not being brave enough to buck the system and call the shots fair.. YMMV obviously.......
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 20, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
Brass Nuts:
May we please get a brief synopsis of your experience on Romantic Warrior?
KirbyC

climber
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:08pm PT
Credit: Ladd Raine from mtn proj

Triple S at Seneca, as Alan mentioned. It's much less chossy than it looks and an excellent climb!

Though, all the pictures from out west makes me sad to be stuck on the east coast :( You guys win when it comes to dihedrals. And cracks. And tall pieces of rock. And towers. And mountains. Ok, just climbing in general.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Seneca is a bit like a desert tower. So cool.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
The Adirondack stuff is actually looking pretty sweet.
Elusive stuff for those of us out West!
rwedgee

Ice climber
canyon country,CA
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Credit: rwedgee
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Tobin's Dihedral
Credit: McHale's Navy
Photo from SummitPost
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 20, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Corner of Madness, Meteora Greece:




(Second photo by Dieter Hasse)
fgw

climber
portland, or
Mar 20, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Euro dihedrals :)

1st pitch of Corner of Madness (before the skies opened up on us):



6th & final pitch of Linie Des Fallenden Tropfens:


normal route on El Puro


pitch 14ish of the Comici on Cima Grande di Lavaredo
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 20, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
A fellow Meteoran!
What was the translation: "line of the falling drop of water"?
Such an excellent route.

[EDIT]
fgw:
Check this Meteora thread if you haven't:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=476510
fgw

climber
portland, or
Mar 20, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
I think that was my (google-based) translation as well :) Amazing place & that face (Sourloti) is stunning. Unfortunately only one trip to date marred by much rain

EDIT IN:
Tarbuster - thank you very much. What a GREAT thread that is!! An out of this world place, man I'd love to go back someday.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 20, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Similar thread over there on theMountain Project website, including pix of the Good Book and other famous dihedrals.
TeleRoss

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 20, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
29 Palms
29 Palms
Credit: TeleRoss

The Nightcrawler
The Nightcrawler
Credit: TeleRoss

Inner Chi
Inner Chi
Credit: TeleRoss

Coarse and Buggy
Coarse and Buggy
Credit: TeleRoss
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 20, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Stolen from the Internet.

I love dihedrals.



nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Mar 20, 2013 - 06:15pm PT
Gorgeous pics in this thread! I don't have much to contribute:






RonV

Trad climber
Placerville
Mar 21, 2013 - 12:21am PT
GhoulweJ crushes Moratorium
GhoulweJ crushes Moratorium
Credit: RonV
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Mar 21, 2013 - 12:26am PT
Tar - The Romantic Warrior story is short, it kicked my ass. I fudged leading the first 5.12 pitch (the pitch in the pic up thread) and decided if I couldn't do that one clean may as well go down and do something else since there are 2 more 5.12's and a 5.11++ higher up. It was quite difficult even on toprope before heading down... That pitch is really tough, very technical, tedious pro in spots, very obtuse sequential stemming and very few locks... I'd love to go back and try again someday if I had the time, fitness and body durability ;-)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 24, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
The Hobbit Book:




*BrassNuts: even given your esteemed capabilities, that's about what I'd imagine per Romantic Warrior. That thing has a burly wrap sheet.
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Mar 24, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
Man, so many great routes. Now I'm old and falling to pieces. Maybe if I sail around the Horn I can regain my stature...

One day I followed some buds over to Middle Cathedral and we were ticking off the routes. I absolutely could not figure out Bircheff Williams to much heckling from below.

I hate getting heckled, but it happened a lot.

Devils Tower is nothing but dihedrals, There is a route every ten feet.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Mar 24, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
Mouse from Merced....thanks for posting the pic of my daughter Micah on Hobbit Book...one of my favorite pics!


My own self on Triassic Sands, Red Rocks

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Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Mar 24, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
Flanders on the beautiful second pitch corner system on the first ascent of Better LAyToNidEVER, Grade III 5.9, Carson Peak, June Lake, Eastern High Sierra

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dhayan

climber
los angeles, ca
Mar 24, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
Green Arch
Jaqueline on Green Arch
Jaqueline on Green Arch
Credit: dhayan
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 25, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Steve: Nice photo of Cenotaph way back in the first 20 posts!
You can look right up into it; not such a common angle for that climb when you see its "portrait".

Once more with Corner of Madness:

philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 26, 2013 - 11:05am PT
A sweet little pitch from 1977.
Credit: philo
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 26, 2013 - 11:09am PT
Now, strictly speaking, I'm seeing a whole lot more corners than dihedrals.
But who's counting?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 26, 2013 - 11:09am PT
Philo: Taylor Canyon?
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 26, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Next thing you know Reilly you'll be splitting hairs between gullies and couloirs.


I believe that's what lead to the name for our poster Ghoulwe...
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 9, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Humdinger!
Erik Eriksson looking poised,
Sort of obscure Valley left facing dihedral:


Sean Curtis photograph
trr2ke

Trad climber
Cookeville Tn
Apr 9, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Invisible Airwaves
Invisible Airwaves
Credit: trr2ke
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
Panorama City, California & living in Seattle
Apr 9, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
Needles
Credit: McHale's Navy
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 9, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
Mary's Tears, a direct start to The Crucifix, Higher Cathedral Rock:
(Hawkins and I used this on my second time up The Crucifix)





I was never able to free the original aid entry off of the Northeast Buttress (5.12), nor the Ear section up near the top (5.11D).
Also did some straightening out of Mary's Tears which made it much easier in a couple stretches and more cruisy.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Apr 10, 2013 - 12:19am PT
Way Layed
Way Layed
Credit: mike m
Crack of Earthly Delights on the left.  Cathedral Spires
Crack of Earthly Delights on the left. Cathedral Spires
Credit: mike m
Sheephead in MT
Sheephead in MT
Credit: mike m
El Matador
El Matador
Credit: mike m
Big Horns
Big Horns
Credit: mike m
Laramie Range
Laramie Range
Credit: mike m
Mid Summer Dome,  Winds
Mid Summer Dome, Winds
Credit: mike m
Esetes Creek in the Black Hills
Esetes Creek in the Black Hills
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Solar
Solar
Credit: mike m
Freemont Canyon
Freemont Canyon
Credit: mike m
Haystack in the Winds
Haystack in the Winds
Credit: mike m
Durrance
Durrance
Credit: mike m
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Apr 10, 2013 - 08:25am PT
trr2ke
that first shot is stunning

diheldrals! -
me so horny
domngo

climber
Canada
Apr 10, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
The Sword - UWALL
The Sword - UWALL
Credit: domngo
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
My favorite with and without climber:

Credit: PhilG

Credit: PhilG
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
Ok I am surprised this pic hasn't been posted. All star fun this one.
Credit Meyers
Credit Meyers
Fluid

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Great shots. A couple more from Open Book seems in order.
Open Book
Open Book
Credit: Fluid
Open Book
Open Book
Credit: Fluid
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Apr 10, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Credit: Dapper Dan

...any guesses ?
GhoulweJ

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Apr 10, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
She's headed to the hospital ;)
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Apr 10, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
She might be headed to the hospital, but she's meeting Sinbad-Herbert first.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Apr 10, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
Hot damn that is a good climb, but crusty at the top.^^^^^
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 10, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
First ascent of the Rainbow Wall, day 3.

ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2014 - 02:27pm PT
A bump for climbing content and one of the few threads of mine that made more than 2 pages :-)
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 29, 2014 - 02:51pm PT
First pitch, regular route, Snowpatch Spire, Bugaboos
First pitch, regular route, Snowpatch Spire, Bugaboos
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Muir Wall
Muir Wall
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
sangoma

Trad climber
south africa
Jan 29, 2014 - 03:26pm PT
"kung-fu babe"
"kung-fu babe"
Credit: sangoma



another one to do once I get over my "Hawkins four break"
Credit: sangoma
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jan 29, 2014 - 03:42pm PT
Credit: McHale's Navy
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
May 11, 2014 - 03:07am PT
(from one of the Woodson threads)
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