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Diedre - 5.10a

Average Rating = 4.08/5 Average Rating : 4.08 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (28)
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G
5
Rack to 3 inches, finger to hand doubles are helpful.
300
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.38/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.25/5

Description:

Reputed as one of Cathedral's finest, steep cracks make this a gem. It's not up there with Recompense or Thin Air but it's really good. (p.1, 5.4-5.8 depending on who you ask) Slither, squirm, and grip your way up the mossy and often wet Triple Corners to a large belay ledge. (p.2, 5.10a) Climb the corner (5.8) to a piton, step down and right to an old ring pin under the roof and make the awkward and strenuous move across to the next belay ledge (crux). If you fall and swing past the crux call it 5.9 A0. (p.3, 5.8) Climb the beautiful cracks up the open book to a birch tree and past that to a big ledge. (p. 4, 4th class/5.4) Wander across the balancy but big ledge towards the menacing corner and belay at a platform under the obvious vertical handcrack in the middle of the wall. (p.5, 5.9) Climb the sustained handcrack to easier terrain. Continue to the top with a tricky mantle.

Descent Options:

Walk off right.

Submitted by: slobmonster on 2007-09-30
Views: 818
Route ID: 24682

28 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: wonderwoman on 2013-05-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fell on the crux

The rusty pin held!

Added: 2013-05-06

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: fluffystuff on 2011-07-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars jam 'on

This was so fun. Led 1, 3, & 5. Not sure how to do P2. I was too scared to try. Let go, and pulled myself up on a rope my partner dropped for me. Maybe I'll try it next time, without a backpack on.

Added: 2011-07-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2010-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Classic, eh?

Granted, I haven't done many routes at Cathedral, but most of the ones I have done have had better climbing than this. At most, I'd say this is "interesting," with the last pitch being the best. I led the first and 3rd pitches, onsight. I did not think the crux move on pitch 2 was "strenuous," but it was balancy...and I did fall. Pitch 3 was a grunt, and pitch 4 was a lot of fun.

Added: 2010-10-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: blueeyedclimber on 2007-06-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome!

This has good climbing on every pitch.

Added: 2010-02-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: katiedid1277 on 2007-07-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars one fun ass day

had an ass load of fun.. classic

one of my first multi pitch climbs so ill never forget it

Added: 2008-07-26

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