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Wet Denim Daydream - A3

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (17)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7 A3+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.83/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.50/5

Description:

Worth doing for the final roof pitch. It's 15 feet of dead horizontal roof with a beautiful splitter the whole way. The fifth pitch above Awahnee is pretty hairy at 5.7X. There is alot of loose rock and little to no viable protection for the traverse, save for a ball nut halfway across. The head ladder condition varies by season, but be prepared to place some. Probably no nailing required if you have hybrid aliens and the two smallest ballnutz. The "C3" above the roof is fairly casual fixed pins as of 9/2002, although many are half driven and upwardly placed.

Submitted by: spiffdog on 2002-10-14
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Route ID: 25520

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Ratings
  Difficulty A3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: westhegimp on 2014-03-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Steep

My buddy David and I climbed this steep route. We fixed two, then pushed to top the next day. Hawks were the key. Both hand placed and hammered. Two of each next time. Also placed the smallest cams multiple times. Blue and Black Aliens 2 ea. Hybrids two ea. Placed some small offset nuts too. Fun route. Good times.

Thanks to Cobbledik, below, for all the cool video of this route. :)

Added: 2014-04-21

Ratings
  Difficulty A3+
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
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Solo Solo ascent by: cobbledik on 2012-02-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Solo Winter Ascent

Pitch above Awhanee has a couple of fixed heads, and then fixed LA's and Angles at the top.
Some awkward climbing, scary 5.7 free climbing off the ledge with an unmodified grigri and Camp 4 approach shoes.
Fun route with a bit of awkward in the middle and a great top out.

Added: 2012-02-27

Ratings
  Difficulty A3+
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: KeitaroHoshi on 2009-05-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars My first bigwall ever.

Next time remember to bring a porta ledge.

Added: 2010-07-06

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kristoffer on 2007-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars WDD

Did this route in a push with a friend for his first wall... the crux pitch above ahwahnee and the roof pitch are the best part of the route. you can substitute most of the heads on the rack with small beaks, we only placed one #0 head and the route had just been cleaned of fixed gear… over all it’s a fun route.

Added: 2007-12-12

Ratings
  Difficulty A3
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jreyher on 1997-08-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The crux pitch was mostly fixed

Scary loose descent

Added: 2007-12-01

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