Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/worst!!!

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Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/worst!!!

Postby Jt300 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:36 pm

What's up trad heads/hardmen/trolls/wizards,

I'm looking to step up my all-round climbing game ever closer to mutant status :mrgreen: and wanted some input from the RRG wizards/oracles.

Learned on a recent trip to Yosemite that I need to step up my hard slab/offwidth/stemming game (got d*ckslapped/shutdown real hard, it hurt good) to get closer to accomplishing my ultimate purpose in life so my training focus for the meantime will be those.

Here thee, I ask you great RRG wizards, what does my future hold for hard slab/offwidth/stemming dihedral on future trips to the red?

(especially anything that's really technique/skill intensive, please, have mercy and bestow upon me your gracious knowledge :shock: )
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby Cromper » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 pm

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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby dustonian » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:17 pm

Inhibitor
Kaiju
Boiler Room
Swole Up
Leach Line
Vector Trouble
Jim's Dihedral
Next Day Air
B3
Stonehinge
Lorax Tree
Sam I Am
Daydreaming/tripping
Oberon
Haas Memorial Route
South Side of the Sky
Skunk Love
Nanotechnology
Buttsweat & Tears
most of the slabs at Chica Bonita
most of the offwidths at Muscle Beach
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby stix » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:02 am

been material
afterbuner (short but fun stemming)
obviously the inhibitor
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby pkananen » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:07 am

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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby krampus » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:43 am

where is the "defibrulator" love
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby Brentucky » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:02 pm

Dave the Dude and Scarlet Scorchdropper fit the bill for me, but I'm no traddy or hard man.

I'm guessing Snot Rocket might work too if you are a true warrior.
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby dustonian » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:13 pm

The Quest is worth doing too, along with the other cracks at lower and middle small. Also, Headstone Surfer, a few of the routes at Slab City, and Histoplasmosis & Day-Glo at Corner Pocket...
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby Cocoapuffs1000 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:21 am

- Signed in Blood at the Crossroads
- Glide and Gorilla at the Boneyard
- Earth Bound Misfit at the Shire is supposed to be a hard bolted dihedral
- There are some hard face climbs at What About Bob as well
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby JR » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:24 pm

Can't help but think you just suck at climbing granite...
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby LK Day » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:40 pm

Fallout is a steep and spectacular dihedral at only 10a. RRCGuide/?type=route&id=983, And only four people have sprayed about leading it. If your off-width skills are no better than mine were you may find the off-width crux of Last Day to be an interesting challenge. Old school 10c. Plus, only two have sprayed about leading it. Make yourself a legend!
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby TradMike » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:57 am

Jungle Beat
Headstone Surfer
Frenchburg Overhangs (that's me in the online pic) offwidth at bottom / then overhang / then stemming dihedral / then slab (one scary and tough slab move)
Lost in Space
Foxfire seems to have a little of everything
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby clif » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:33 pm

it's weird that i keep recommend a crag that's not really one of my go to's, but Chica Bonita has a set of techy vertical slabs that are hard to beat (as dustonian said). there's also a easy/moderate 5.8 'Cheaper Than A Movie' which is one of the best anywhere and a nice long stretch of dihedral.

i'm not saying you're not a hardman, but it's the approachable alternative to 'Jack the Ripper'
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby krampus » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:34 pm

clif wrote:i'm not saying you're not a hardman, but it's the approachable alternative to 'Jack the Ripper'

The approach to jack the ripper is way easier than chica bonita
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Re: Slab/Offwidth/Techy Dihedral: Hit me with your best/wors

Postby Jt300 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:39 pm

Thanks a ton for all the replies everybody, really appreciate all the veteran recommendations (including JR :)!! Definitely gonna be checking all these out.

Climbed Inhibitor, B3, Next Day Air, and Headstone surfer, all mind-blowing incredible routes. Anyone know the story on how the FA belayer on Headstone surfer avoided that thing?

Definitely want to get on Kaiju (Dustonian: Dyl sent me that pic awhile back, gorgeous), everything at Muscle Beach, Indian Creek, and Chica Bonita slab

LK Day: Fallout and Last Day sound rad! Definitely dig old route grades, more surprise adventures

Focused on the Quest, Basecamp, Hidey Ho, Marmalade at Middle Small Wall and Pistol Gripped (North40), Earth-Bound Misfit(Shire), and possibly Seam project (Courtesy Wall, anyone been on this?) this weekend. Psyched on the Quest, will probably be wet, gonna do it anyway and see how it goes, I enjoy dirt/slime/learning the hard way.

Thanks again!
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