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Dow WilliamsDOWT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2015

Dow Williams

Took a 13 year old up there in 3 hrs to the raps.
Posted Oct 25, 2015 6:12 pm

rasgoatGreat  Sucess!


One move wonder. Mostly .9 os
Posted Jul 27, 2013 9:25 pm

utclimberDOWT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2010
Another great route in Black Velvet. We did the upper pitches that many people skip, which were also good.
Posted May 19, 2012 1:30 pm

Dow WilliamsGobbler Direct  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

Dow Williams

Repeat of both routes with Michael B. Great weekend showing him this combo and climbing Epi the next day, he had done neither. Beautiful night camping near Windy Peak...does not get any better.
Posted May 23, 2011 7:30 pm

Dave SDOWT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2009

Dave S

Climbed with Justin at the start of a three day weekend in Red Rocks. Great climb! The final two 5.9 pitches were definitely worth the extra time!
Posted May 16, 2009 11:57 pm

bfrenchDOWT  Sucess!


Climbed with Katie in perfect weather.
Posted Apr 30, 2009 10:11 pm

atavistDream of doing this route again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008


Pitch 4 is the crux and it is short. The slabby moves are well protected with bolts but it is balancey, especially with a mid-size pack. Nothing else on the route was 5.10. Hint: don't place too much pro at the bottom of the pitch.

Our biggest piece was a #3 cam. I'd do the route again without it and I'd probably leave the #2 behind as well. As has been mentioned, there are a lot of bolts and various small cracks all the way up the wall.
Posted Sep 29, 2008 2:29 pm

JoeAllenPitch 4 is definitely the crux.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2008


This was my second trip up Dream of Wild Turkeys. It had been several years since I did it last and the only thing I remembered from my first experience was the horrible rope drag at the end of some strenuous OW climbing leading to the two hardest crimpy slab moves anywhere.
Posted May 20, 2008 2:04 pm

asmrzI remember it well
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 1982


What a great route. Miguel Carmona and I climbed this mega classic in 1982 and bivied on the descent after we got lost at the top of Black Velvet Peak. Great climbing and a great company.
Posted May 12, 2008 6:27 pm

Dow WilliamsDream of Wild Turkeys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2008

Dow Williams

Best weather I have ever had back here. Perfect really, not too windy, great temp. Anybody not doing pitch 9-10 is missing out, pitch 9 is one of the better pitches. Pitch 7 was crimpy, particularly if you have a bad finger. Thought both traverses were tame, I led those....but the corner starting up pitch 3 was full on, had me huffing and puffing a little. Supertopo has the traverse on P 3 at 5.10, but it is not, it is the corner. The traverse has great feet all the way over to the base of 4. The traverse at 5 was no worries either. The short slab move at the top of 4 was the crux of the route, no question. Pitch 2 was fantastic climbing. I like Sour Mash as much.
Posted May 12, 2008 11:22 am

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