Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
Dane

Best @ Minnehaha

Recommended Posts

Strawberry Jam, Dihedral, Ron's from the corner start, Screaming Finger and Heart come to mind. You?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Minne does rock smile.gif

 

The lower slab and then right and up Diagonal has to be an all time favorite.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dihedral. So damn good that it's polished now. It's also a great study in natural selection. There's always someone that gets about half way up it in their street shoes. If you've been on it before you'll know that's a bummer place to start asking yourself questions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don Q, Dihedral with Step Left of Boston finish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

People actually climb "Step left to Boston", amazing.

 

Bob has it wrong in the '90s guide book. Stepping right out of the top of Dihedral puts you on the "Razor's Edge".

It is a complete and independant line, top to bottom, usually top roped. It was originally run out on lead using some really bad natural pro. Later bolts were placed so it could be lead safely from the ground up by following the entire arete, some idiot chopped the bolts boxing_smiley.gif. Sporty lead with a run out, bouldering start even with the 4 stone colored bolts in place. I wouldn't want to fall into the Dihedral corner on that lead which is where you would end up I suspect. It wasn't something I would lead again without better pro and decided the climb worth several well placed bolts . A little harder IMO than Ron's climb which is several feet to the right.

 

"Step left to Boston" actually connects face climbing starting just left on the bottom of Dihedral and running into to "Screaming finger" just above the crux 1st roof and was led on sight with poor natural pro to the SF second bolt and finished on SF. Hence "step left". It is short but added to SF's line it makes a moderate and steep face climb top to bottom of the main face.

 

It was getting really hard to fine "new" moderate rock at Minne in the late '80s. These are two climbs worth getting straight on paper and getting out on to climb.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seeing how I started climbing in the early nineties that would be how I screwed it up. I follow dihedral up to where it narrows and cruise right onto the top of Razor's edge. Thanks for the info. It is a great way to finish the dihedral.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read it so Ill try to remember to post this info but Ive been having some troble with my site that will take some time to fix. Work and climbing come before website.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×