Wet Denim Daydream ----- Photo TR


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Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 23, 2008 - 07:47pm PT
My friend Erik and I decided to give WDD a go at the end of September, so, I'm a bit late with posting a TR. Better late than never! Perfect weather + fun wall partner = good times on this steep wall. The hammer remained in the piggy, and overall, we thought it was a quality route worth doing---such spectacular position! Ok, good, now here are the photos:

Here we are ready to go.

There she is! A haulbag and other stuff was chlling on Roulette with no climber....???

Yes, pigs fly.

Made it up to Ahwanee Ledge and relaxed.

I decided to fix P5 with the remaining daylight.

Higher on P5.

P5 fixed, time for some beers.

Ohh look, what do you know, another very steep pitch, P7. We are heading for the obvious roof splitter above.

A soloist on the WF makes Ahwanee Ledge....kind of looks lonely.

Colorful rock to the right of the WF route.

Erik "on belay".

Erik was psyched to just barely makes the shade. It's a good thing his helmet is protecting something.....

Self portrait.

I thought the entire route is worth climbing for this 15' section. It is unreal!

Erik dodges the sun once again!

Halfway out....it feels weird doing multiple moves without ever touching the rock with your body. The best part is that the cleaner gets the same experience!

Looking back in.

This is what it looks like from the lip of the roof. You couldn't wipe the smile off my face if you tried. Ok, so mabey I was a little nervous :).

Erik cleaning the last pitch.



Thanks for viewing.....1 more brewing....will post soon.


Brian S.

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Where are YOU from?
Nov 23, 2008 - 07:54pm PT
Super, Man. Good frickin' pics....That roof is stellar, huh?

Trad climber
Nov 23, 2008 - 07:56pm PT


Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Nov 23, 2008 - 08:02pm PT
Very cool shots, thanks for stopping and taking those roof shots. Cool perspective.
hungry man

Trad climber
Nov 23, 2008 - 08:04pm PT
Kool! thanks for posting. that's a neat view of ahwahnee with the lone climber.

Tacoma, Toyota
Nov 23, 2008 - 08:11pm PT
Nice photos dude! I really like those shots over towards the orange rock on the WF. When I climbed it, at the end of August, I got the stellar roof pitch, but it was dark already so I got no pics! When I clipped that fixed sawed-off at the corner it fell out from the weight of my daisy and aider! Had to re-seat that sucker...

Social climber
Nov 23, 2008 - 08:50pm PT
hey thre briguy... say, GREAT photos.... nice crisp stuff and great angles...

will be enjoying to see more, when you put it up...thanks for the neat share...

say---as i dont know anything about these places... perhaps someone can just add a small note about this rock... thanks guys...
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 23, 2008 - 10:37pm PT
Classic TR, fun photos, you guys will never forget it. Thanks tons.

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Where are YOU from?
Nov 23, 2008 - 11:23pm PT
NeeBee, this is the Leaning Tower, on the South side of the Valley, near Bridalveil Falls.
It's VERY steep..............

That 'colorful' shot looks like 'Heading For Oblivion'.

Stoked OW climber
San Jose, CA
Nov 24, 2008 - 12:09am PT
Really nice photos and angles. Looks like you had fun!

Trad climber
Nov 24, 2008 - 12:16am PT
the Fet

Knackered climber
A bivy sack in the secret campground
Nov 24, 2008 - 12:17am PT
Great photos. Great captions. I like the captions above the photos like that, makes it much easier to read and follow.

Thanks for sharing.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Nov 24, 2008 - 12:21am PT
What a Great TR and pics for us to enjoy. Thanks guys! Usually takes abit of thought, planning and patience to produce the roof shots and following comments....really your whole climb. Sometimes it's just DL but rarely. For those of us that may never be able to pull off your experience ....Thanks....really. Lynne

EDIT: Ever so very rarely I kinda wished I was a guy BITD...oh Gezzz, only the WBITD peeeps will understand, please don't slay me on this one. Some in the time machine will know what I'm saying. lrl

To qualify the statement, it is not in a sexual content....way BITD gals just weren't allowed the freedom to .....big surf, bike all over the country, climb et al. A few broke loose, but many did not. Lots of social pressure WBITD/ no need to comment, just a reflection. Peace and Joy always and almost no regrets.

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 24, 2008 - 12:22am PT
One of my all time favorite routes. Great pics guys. When I did it there were no cams and that expando pitch scared the sh^t out of me.

Big Wall climber
Phoenix, AZ
Nov 24, 2008 - 01:59am PT
That route was my first real wall. A beautiful climb. P5 is no gimme, and it looks like you skipped clipping the new bolts for the free variation. Any problems with the pitch? I remember the pro is mighty thin. How about the big, loose block on...mybe P7?? Can't remember -- but it was a very tall, in a corner, and looked like it was part of the dihedral until it MOVED. I followed on that last pitch, and it was indeed memorable. Thanks for the photos and trip report. Hell of a way to spend a couple of days.


Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 24, 2008 - 02:13am PT
how are the anchors on that last haul?

Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 24, 2008 - 09:54am PT
Great route! and great shots - that last pitch is incredible and the pullover after clearing the roof to that perfectly flat ledge (good anchors) makes the day.

Here is a shot looking back at sunset - I led the roof then lowered back down (you can see the shadow).

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 24, 2008 - 10:07am PT

Trad climber
Nov 24, 2008 - 10:52am PT
Sweet! That roof looks great.

Nov 24, 2008 - 12:19pm PT
Good going, Brian. You guys look pretty comfy up there.

Cheers and thanks for the looks.
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