I've been scouring through my Meyers and Reid guide trying to find a good real deal Captain route that has pretty straightforward hauling, maybe not as crouded as other trade routes and would preferably go clean. From the topo the Dihedral looked like a good candidate, glad to come across this tr to confirm that.
Now to just spend a couple years getting in shape and getting my son up for the task.
I think the crux will be buying my A5 double ledge back from my climbing partner. I'd planned on climbing the Salathe with my wife, but before we even managed to start our training we found ourselves expecting a child. So, the double ledge collected dust for a long time, was occasionally setup on our living room climbing wall, but then I figured I'll never do a wall so might as well sell it.
Well that was 5 or so years back, and now I have a almost 15 y/o that is built like a gymnist, does 1 arm pullups, and has a dedication to training that I never had as a teenager. He's also developed an appreciation for good music (borrowed my Bob Marley collection to put on his I-pod) So I figure he'd be an awesome wall partner. That and his teenage surliness has made me want to throttle his punk azz on more than one ocasion when he mouths off to his mother. So I figure doing a wall with him will be a good way to work out the parent/kid teenage kinks.
So I figure if we manage a family road trip next summer and get in some long free routes in the valley and meadows, and he has a chance to gaze upon and meditate upon the captain, the seed will be sowed.
When I mentioned doing the captain together he said, ah I guess so.