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Dream On 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Raleigh Collins, Oneal Smith, late 1990's
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Submitted By: andy patterson on Mar 2, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: If you go straight up there's its a fun lieback to...


Climb bolt-protected dihedral that cuts right after the fourth bolt.


On the backside of the Tall wall, just to the left of Diamondblade, a striking 5.12a face climb.


Four bolts protect the bottom, finger-sized gear protects the top. Mussey hook anchor.

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By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Mar 2, 2009

I'll be honest: this route felt haaard for 5.10b. Maybe I botched the sequence, I don't know. In any case, I found it quite enjoyable, and the upper crux very engaging. One of the best routes at the Tall Wall.
By Rick D
From: Reno, NV
Mar 13, 2009

I think i climbed this route. It started off on some really dirty creaky flakes. Kinda scary. Top Half was really fun though
By Randy in Ridgecrest
From: Inyokern, CA
May 4, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

One of the better short routes at the Bam. A little awkward to start then good hard steep slab. A couple good layback moves to a little stinger at the top.
By Randy in Ridgecrest
From: Inyokern, CA
Feb 12, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Josh, This isn't "Dead don't Dream". Dead Don't Dream is on the formation just right and back of Tall Wall. "Dream On" is way up above at the Diamond Blade Wall. Go past DDD, keep working up till you have to tunnel a bit. Look up and left to the Diamond Blade Wall - you are looking at some of the best rock quality in the Hills.
By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Jan 31, 2015

Thanks Randy! I'll have to check it out next time I'm there.

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