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Dow WilliamsDike Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2017

Dow Williams

Took Jorge and Joanne up it for memory sake. Now that I have climbed it quite a few times, you can make a whole day out of this dome on 5.9-5.10, Dike, Needle Spoon and Aqua Knobby make for a complete day of climbing.
Posted Aug 11, 2017 9:22 am

Dow WilliamsDike Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2015

Dow Williams

Classic simply for the dike, have to give it 5/5 for that alone. Combined with Aqua Knobby for a half days worth of climbing during stormy weather. Led all of the pitches. Not sure how anyone can miss the last bolt on the crux pitch. Once I pulled the bulge, it was just 20' above my head. I believe folks who are at this grade for leading are making it sound scarier than it is. But no, it is not the gym. Thought all the foot work was quite positive. You just don't always have hands. We soloed up to the "X" in the dikes. Thought the topo was on money from there. Went to right below the roof, a 70m raps the route well with a small scramble down at the very end.
Posted Jul 8, 2015 7:29 pm

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