Wet Denim Daydream

Page Type
California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Big Wall
Time Required:
One to two days
V, 5.7, A3/C3F

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Wet Denim Daydream
Created On: Sep 15, 2003
Last Edited On: Sep 15, 2003


Wet Denim Daydream follow the first four pitches of the West Face route. To get to the base of the West Face route, hike east from the rest rooms at the Bridalveil Falls parking area. Follow climber trails up and right towards the base of the wall. Follow this up and right until the ledge system is seen that bisects the West Face ( the Leaning Tower Traverse ). Follow this ledge ( some class 4 ) to a dead tree at the start of the first bolt ladder pitch.

To descend, head southeast from the back of the leaning Tower to the Leaning Chimney which is rappelled. this brings one back to the approach trail at the base.

Route Description

From the dead tree, climb four very steep pitches via many bolts and a few C1 and C2 placements to Guano Ledge. Continue to Ahwahnee Ledge ( bivy ) 30' to the left. Pitch 5 follows free climbing ( 5.7 ) to a thin crack ( A3 / C3F ) with lots of thin fixed gear. Pendulum right to a crack ( C2 ) which is followed for 3 pitches up steep corners and cracks past a scary detached block to a belay below a frightening 15' roof. Pitch 9 follows a perfect crack ( C2F ) over the roof followed by C3 climbing to join the West Face route for the final pitch of class 4 scrambling and the top.

An excellent exciting alternative to the standard West Face route!

Essential Gear

2 each beaks, knifeblades and lost arrows, 1 each baby angles, 1 each micro nut, 1 each nut, 2 cams each .4" - 2.5", 1 each hooks, cam hooks, 10 copper heads, 5 rivet hangers.

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