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I thought it started down where Snake starts and angles up and right toward the dihedral?? or is that something else (imaginary) [Confused]

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quote:

Originally posted by fern:

I thought it started down where Snake starts and angles up and right toward the dihedral?? or is that something else (imaginary)
[Confused]

[Eek!] whoa, dude; that would NOT be a very direct start! snake and diedre are quite far apart. [Wink]

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ooops. lets see. i musta been thinking of Straight Up. Diedre Direct has 1 whole bolt. You go up to the little tree (use 3rd class ramp on left) then traverse left to the end of the ledge the tree is on, then climb a 5.9 pitch to the base of the Diedre corner, bypassing about 6 parties on the way.

 

Do Snake instead.

 

[ 09-12-2002, 04:08 PM: Message edited by: Dru ]

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it's not that crowded. if you get up early you don't have to deal with lineups.

 

i climbed diedre in april but i wasn't leading back then. i'm thinking of doing it again (except leading this time) because i might be taking someone who hasn't done any trad climbing whatsoever and i think they would enjoy it. just wondering about the direct start as an alternative (in case there ARE a bunch of people at the regular one).

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banana peel has many more bypass options than Diedre. Eg, do the direct 5.8 pitch between the faults, then the 10a thing to the left of the waves/corner pitch. Up the groove to the niche above the scraggy tree (belay as high as possible) Then step left out of the niche onto Sparrow and do a long (full 60, 1 bolt) 5.8 pitch to the trees 2 pitches from Broadway. Then just climb past people Euro style - clip their gear and step on their long-slung hexes dragging on the 25 degree slab [laf]

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God dammit I'm going to kill the driver of the short bus for dropping you two idiots off here.

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i did snake last time i was in squish. [Razz]

 

i've also done a troll's sonnet (which leaves me with no desire to do banana peel). and i did calculus crack in july.

 

i just remember diedre (as my first climb in squish and my first multi-pitch climb and only a few weeks since i'd really started climbing) got me really excited. [big Grin]

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Originally posted by salbrecher:

Diedre=salbrechers first multi pitch, as of...TODAY!
[rockband]

Right on stefan.

 

Dont take the chopper rides to the base [laf]

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yeah, it's a fun climb, but i just did it less than 2 months ago. i haven't done diedre since april.

 

i also don't know if calculus crack would be "appropriate" for someone who's maybe never climbed a crack before. i want them to think of trad climbing as fun as much as it is challenging.

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quote:

Originally posted by fern:

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At first I thought this was [Eek!] a picture "Steamer" would post!

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