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Yosemite Valley, California USA


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Wet Jesus
Thursday March 31, 2016 4:16pm
Kristoffer and I set out to do Jesus Built My Hotrod this past Monday, the 28th of March.

We started off the deck a bit after sunrise and I took us to Ahwahnee Ledge. The first three pitches are super steep and oftentimes thin climbing. One good fall was taken when a fixed kb popped a big block off while bounce testing and the head I was standing on blew. Air time in the morning is better than coffee. The second pitch was my favorite. Some wild and memorable climbing. Thanks Erics.

When we got to Ahwahnee Ledge a snow storm moved in and we climbed through it for the rest of the day. It was like climbing in a snow globe with the snow flying upwards vertically. Beautiful. Poor man's Patagonia...

We decided to climb to the top by way of Wet Denim and Kristoffer set off on lead. The roof up top never fails to entertain. CAUTION: The loose block on the pitch before the roof is large and VERY loose now. It seems to get worse every time I climb the route. The block and that pitch are now dangerous.

We topped out at just about sunrise and went down the descent.

No camera was taken and no photos will be added to this. Sorry.

Rack for wet jesus
20 beaks
5 heads
double rack to 2, one 3


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BrandonAdams
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BrandonAdams is a big wall climber from Yosemite, CA.

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Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
  Mar 31, 2016 - 04:49pm PT
Sweet! I like the image of climbing in a snow globe.
Matt Thomsen

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Places
  Mar 31, 2016 - 06:44pm PT
Nice! But, I think you did Jesus Built my Daydream...
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
  Mar 31, 2016 - 07:12pm PT
Nice! I climbed on the tower in march of 2006 and had a similar experience with the snow.
survival

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Terrapin Station
  Mar 31, 2016 - 07:51pm PT
Yes, trip report!!
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
  Apr 1, 2016 - 07:46am PT
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