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tomclimbs


May 5, 2004, 12:29 PM
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Hello all,

We are heading to Yosemite in a couple weeks and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on one vs. the other. They both seem like excellent lines. Does anyone have any experience on either of these and can give me some insight on which might be better(more fun) than the other. We are not too concerned with any technical dificulites on the route just want to get an idea on which route people might suggest. Thanks a lot for your help-see you in the Valley!!!

tom


tripperjm


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I have done both routes and I recommend the Muir.


lambone


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both could be kind of wet this time of year...maybe

have fun!


jcinco


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I did the entire first half of the Muir when I climbed the Shield, and was not terribly psyched about the lower part. Lots of grovelly, wide aiding. Probably difficult hauling too, unless you climb to Heart first, then haul along the fixed lines. Can't vouch for the upper part, which looks better. The Dihedral wall looks intriguing... you'll probably have it to yourself.


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Muir


wedgy


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If you do the dihedral it would go easier if you bring someone who's left handed . The left facing, left leaning dihedrals get old if you hammer right handed. Can't vouch for the muir.


wedgy


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If you do the dihedral it would go easier if you bring someone who's left handed . The left facing, left leaning dihedrals get old if you hammer right handed. Can't vouch for the muir.


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I've done both The Muir and Dihedral. Didn't have a problem with the right handed nailing. I would, however, recommend the Muir. The quality of climbing is higher overall.

-Speedy


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Definitely the Muir; it's a great wall. As mentioned before the upper half is better, although I don't remember anything too bad about the bottom.

I haven't done the Dihedral, but have heard from many that it should be relatively low on any El Cap ticklist.

Have fun on whatever you end up climbing!


bigwally


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The Muir is they Clear way to go


tomclimbs


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Hey Everybody,

Thank you so much for all the great feedback. It sounds like the Muir is the way to go.

cheers.

tom


lambone


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Have you read Paul Brunner's solo TR from Dihedral Wall. He seemed pretty impressed by the route.

It's worth a read, I think it is on Tuan's Yosemite page, and on www.bigwall.com


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