Big Dihedral (aka Stem Wide)

Big Dihedral (aka Stem Wide)

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 39.78100°N / 105.2206°W
Additional Information Route Type: Trad Climbing, Toprope
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.8 (YDS)
Additional Information Number of Pitches: 1
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Park at the Golden Cliffs climbers parking (see Getting There in main text) and proceed up the trail to the base of the cliffs. At the base head to the right (east).

The route is easily visible from the parking lot. Look for the beautiful dihedral with the 1 ft. overhand midway up on the east side.

Route Description

Short but wonderful route.

This is an excellent dihedral with a crack running up the inside corner. Just follow the crack straight up. Holds on the two faces are scarce. Jams and lie backs are the name of the game here.

Essential Gear

There is a two bolt + chain achor at the top but nothing on the way up. The anchor is easily reachable from cliff top to set a top rope.

This is a good place to bring your rack - either for a trad lead or even to practice aiding.

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big_g - Apr 24, 2008 7:19 pm - Hasn't voted


Correct. I used them a couple weeks ago. Strange, I thought I updated this already. thx.

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