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Impossible Dream - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 19
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5



Submitted by: nnop on 2011-03-27
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Route ID: 108218

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: johnnyb336 on 2012-10-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Cool Route

This route starts on the Dream Waves dike where the first bolt of Dream On is located. It continues on the dike through the darker colored rock. There is another bolt on the dike to protect the sketchy moves through the dark rock. This bolt is old and was not replaced by the CCC. After leaving Dream On, the dike becomes very thin and excessively slick. Somehow, I was able to move across the slick areas without sliding but I had to rely mostly on finger-tip holds. There are a few spots to place gear once through the dark rock. I went ahead and followed the line as it is shown in Select Climbs but after referencing other guides, I am not sure how accurate that is.

The first pitch technically ends at a set of double bolts without rings near the end of the dike. I continued past this belay and used the Fantastic belay located at the base of the second terrace. I then climbed the steeper wall at the back of the terrace up to the final belay of Fantastic. The other guidebooks show the route angling up from the first pitch belay directly to the final belay of Fantastic. All of the rock is similar and of about the same grade so it doesn't really matter which line is taken at the end. However, if you skip the first pitch belay and belay at the terrace, it is about 210' and will require a 70M rope.

Added: 2012-10-24