The Dihedral

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 34.69560°N / 98.6659°W
Additional Information Route Type: Traditional Rock Climb
Additional Information Time Required: Less than two hours
Additional Information Rock Difficulty: 5.6 (YDS)
Additional Information Difficulty: 5.6
Sign the Climber's Log


From the picnic area, hike past the rock cabin southeast on a well-used trail. A hundred yard or so past the cabin, the trail climbs a rocky hill. Turn right at the top of the hill and head southwest. The trail will circle around toward the creek and enter the woods. After a hundred yards or so, the trail will leave the woods and cross the creek. After the crossing, climb a slight grade to the top of the ridge where you will be able to see Wizard Wall on the left and great views down the canyon. The trail drops down the right side and crosses the creek again. Follow a sandy trail for about 100 yards. Look for Zoo Wall high and to the right. Don't go too far, and cross the creek again shortly after Zoo Wall. Follow the switchbacks up to Zoo Wall.

Route Description

This is another popular Narrows route and is one of the best 5.6 lines around.

Begin on blocky terrain. The right-facing dihedral had a huge crack which runs almost to the top. If it was any bigger, it would be an off-width. In some spots, it will take a #5 Camalot. At the top of the dihedral, do a hand traverse over to the anchors. You never get tired of this route. 80 feet.

Click to enlarge. The Dihedral: Route #1

Essential Gear

Large and medium cams or hexes. Short runners. One 60 meter rope. Helmet.

If top-roping, please do not top-rope directly from the anchor chains. Instead, use lockers and runners. This keeps the anchor chains from excessive wear. Also, beware of pendulum while top-roping.

Miscellaneous Info

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