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Routes in Wheeler Gorge
|Aha! S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Aquaphobia S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Bean S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Bitch Free Zone S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Blush S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Boom Boy S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Cobble Climb S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Cruiser S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Crystal Pools S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Danger Boy S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Economique S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Exodus S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Ezra S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Goulara S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Gridlock S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Irie Girl S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|It Is It S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Little Buckaroo S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Lost Trout S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Low Grade Beaver Tranquilizer S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V1-2 5|
|Ojai Urinal S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A|
|Riparian Daydream S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Ripple Rider S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Roadside Distraction S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Saddle-Up Cupcake S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Sick Boy S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Silent Mind S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|South of the Trout Farm S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Stolen From Mike S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Stuart's Rig (aka Stu Boy) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Sunshine Dust Bunnies S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Velocity Boy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Water Boy S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|Wheel, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Type:||Sport, 220 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Alex Bury (September 2014)|
|Page Views:||5,175 total, 131/month|
|Shared By:||Alex Bury on Sep 23, 2014|
|Admins:||andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionRiparian Daydream rises from the edge of the creek to the top of the massive cobblestone formation overlooking the gorge. The first two pitches are sport bolted while the third pitch includes a traditionally protected finger and hand crack.
Rockfall can present a hazard for people below. Make sure the base is clear before attempting the upper pitches.
Pitch One - 60 ft , 5.10-
A crux down low leads to easier but steep and sustained moves up high. Five bolts.
Pitch Two - 95 ft , 5.9+
Climb the blocks and ledges to reach the crux at the small roof and the long, airy slab above. Eight bolts.
Pitch Three - 65 ft , 5.10-
Complete some steep, bolt protected moves to get established in the crack. The crack starts at finger sized and widens to hands. A second, bolt protected roof above the crack leads to the top. Five bolts, single cams #.4-3.
- Use care when topping out. The rock quality deteriorates just below the top.
- A 60m rope or longer is mandatory for the rappels (A 70m is recommended). Make sure to knot your lines, the second pitch rappel will put you very near the ends if using a 60m.