We climbed routes in this area recently and enjoyed ourselves. It does take a little bit of searching to find the first bolts. The newest version of the ST guide explains the approach pretty well but it is odd that the picture associated with this area on the ST website are of Pywiack Dome. Note Minerals' comment below about the lack of a vertical crack for this route- we did use that fictional orientation point for awhile to no avail.
There are chains on the bolted anchor of this route now, so you can rappel or top-rope with a single 70m rope. No need to traverse right, over to the Eddie Muenster anchor to rappel if you have a 70m rope or two 60m ropes.
This route is more like 5.7 than 5.8 and it doesn’t deserve an “R” rating. The climbing to the first bolt is pretty easy although the bolt is a ways off the ground. Fun, easy climbing on quality rock.
Rack: 1 ea. cams, 0.4” to 1”, plus draws (2 bolts), and long slings.
The Dike Route follows the runout line up the white dike on Pywiack Dome.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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