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Bighorn Dihedral - 5.10b

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
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Lechlinski, Gingery, Bachar, 82
Rock (Trad)
PG13
1
Several thin nuts and cams plus pro to 2 inches.
100
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)

Description:

This route climbs the striking right facing dihedral on center of the formation's west face. A right diagonalling hand crack gives access to the long dihedral which is climbed via fingertip laybacking.

Submitted by: fredbob on 2007-02-27
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Route ID: 59812

1 Ascent Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: byran on 2009-02-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Bighorn Dihedral

It's a striking line for sure, but the climbing isn't quite as enjoyable as I had hoped. The start is a steep jamcrack that can get pumpy just before you pull over the lip (crux) into the lower-angle dihedral. You then climb a fingercrack that becomes more shallow until it's impossible to lieback, and shortly after, impossible to protect. Luckily, as the crack becomes a useless seam, the rock also becomes lower angle. The final 30 feet are runout but no harder than 5.7. Wedge your left foot in the corner of the dihedral and handle the chossy features with care. Some more traffic would do this route good, but due to it's remote location, the rock isn't likely to get cleaned up anytime soon.

Added: 2009-03-01