Type: Trad, 350 ft (106 m), 4 pitches, Grade III
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Shared By: Gee Monet on May 29, 2024
Admins: Luke EF, Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen, Aaron Mc

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Dream Safari is a 4 pitch extension to Risky Business & Excellent Adventure. The climbing is of similar style & spice as the routes below it. There are several ways to climb pitch 2, so you can choose your own adventure. Pitches 2 & 3 have some really good movement & cool positioning. The rock is excellent overall & great belay ledges to boot. So, if you climb either of those routes and want some more, then climb on.

From the top of Risky Business or Excellent Adventure:

P1: 5.9 R, 28m. Climb straight up through a sea of chocolate patina to a belay ledge. 2 bolts on this pitch.

P2 Original: 5.11- PG13, 30m. Up & left to a small flake with some pro, then back right to a rest at a bolt. Pull up to a stance below the crux crack. A #3 and/or #2 pretty crucial here. Small nuts see you through the crux to another belay ledge out left. This is an incredible & beautiful pitch of climbing.

P2 Variation: 5.10- R, 25m. Up & right to the thin, right trending crack. Excellent & fun climbing. This pitch ends at the Heart of Darkness anchor (belay here). Climb up & left (5.10 R) to regain Dream Safari on P3. It is also possible to climb 1/2 way up this crack and traverse back left to the OG route near the bolt to still hit the OG crux.

P3: 5.10c R, 30m. Step back right and climb the thin crack & steep face with small nuts and micro cams. Continue up past 2 bolts to a beautiful slab below the roof. A #0.5 cam is critical for protecting the moves up the slab and to the anchor on a small ledge out left.

P4: 5.8, 20m. Head up towards the break in the roof. Pull through left at a bolt, & continue up a low angle slab to an anchor & the end of the climb. You can unrope here and scramble up a gully to a nice ledge to take in the views before rappelling. This pitch is nowhere near as good as the others, so either tick it once or skip it.

Alternatively, you can continue to the top of Mescalito by joining Dark Shadows on this ledge at the top of pitch 8.

Descent Suggest change

Rap the route with one rope, or continue to the summit of Mescalito and descend via your preferred route.

Protection Suggest change

Micro cams through #3. Nuts, including RPs.
1x 60m rope works, 70m best.

Location Suggest change

Starts on Risky Business or Excellent Adventure. Dream Safari starts at the ledge atop both of those routes.

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