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Oceanic Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Belie Black S 
Challenges of Leisure aka Wake of the Flood S 
Chocolate Nut Factory T,S 
Creature from the Black Lagoon S 
Deep, The S 
Dream Come True S 
Dream On S 
Dreamed Up 
Encore S 
In Your Dreams S 
Leviathan S 
Mud Shark S 
Pla Pwy (Sick Fish) S 
Pound Town S 
Poundcakes T 
Sargasso Sea S 
Shiek Yer Bouti S 
Shiny Toys T 
Twistin' By The Pool T 
Unknown right of Shiny Toys S 

Oceanic Wall Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This is another great wall with some nice climbs nearly right off the water. While there is no ocean here, you can have some nice creek-side beach with pretty granite cobbles.

L->R:

A. Belie Black, 8-9?, 1p, bolts.
B. Encore, 11-, 1p, bolts.
C. In Your Dreams, 10, 1p, 90', TR or gear or now bolts.
D. The Deep, 11 or 12-, 1p, 90', bolts.
E. Sargasso Sea, 12-, 1p, 90', bolts.
F. Challenges of Leisure aka Wake of the Flood, 13, 1p, bolts.
G. Wake of The Flood, 13, 1p, bolts.
H. Leviathon, 11, 1-2p, 80', bolts.
above Dream On, 11, 2nd p variation to G, 1p, 30', bolts.
above Mud Shark, 11+, 2nd p variation to G, 1p, 70', bolts.
I1. Pla Pwy (Sick Fish), 12, 1p, 70', bolts.
I2. Creature From The Black Lagoon, 11+, 1p, 90', bolts.
above I2. Dream Come True, 12-, 1p, 35', bolts.
above I2. Nightmare Come True, 12-, 1p, bolts.
above I2. Pound Town, 9+, 1p, 55', bolts.
above I2. Chocolate Nut Factory, 9-, 1p, 50', bolts & gear.
above I2. Poundcakes, 8+ R, 1p, 60', gear.
J. Twistin' By The Pool, 10+ S, 90', gear, bolts, & pins.
K. Sheik Yer Bouti, 11+, 1p, 90', bolts & pins.
L1. Shiny Toys, 9, 1p, 80', gear & bolts & pin.
L2. Unknown right of Shiny Toys, 9+, 1p, 70', bolts.

DD. Trans-Oceanic Traverse, 11+ S, start with H to B, bolts, pins, & gear.

Getting There 

On the far north end of Dream Canyon, on the east side.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.8 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',2],['5.11',6],['5.12',4],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Oceanic Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Oceanic Wall:
Pound Town   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Unknown right of Shiny Toys   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
In Your Dreams   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Encore   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
The Deep   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Leviathan   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 85'   
Shiek Yer Bouti   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Sargasso Sea   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Creature from the Black Lagoon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Pla Pwy (Sick Fish)   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Challenges of Leisure aka Wake of the Flood   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Sargasso Sea 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Colorado : Boulder : ... : Oceanic Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Oceanic Wall, photo: Bob Horan.
Oceanic Wall, photo: Bob Horan.
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By Clare Shemeta
Jul 10, 2011
Anybody know what the two routes left of In Your Dreams are? Leftmost seems hardish 11, next route to right seems like 9+.
By tbol
From: Front Range, CO.
Nov 9, 2015
I am not sure who bolted these or what they are called. I do agree, the farthest left one is about 5.9. Immediately right of that route is a newer route, I would say is 11a/b. The right one, which I did yesterday for the first time, is very fun. Watch out for a large loose rock right of the second bolt. There is also a significant run out at the top, albeit easy. The left route is a little more lackluster.
By Richard Border
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 14, 2016
How about the right slanting slab pitch two right of Sargasso Sea? Only did the first pitch, and it felt like hard 11 maybe?
By tbol
From: Front Range, CO.
Mar 15, 2016
I haven't done that one yet, Richard. It looks like a good variation and the logical start to Mud Shark, as it follows the same weakness that forms the crux of that route. Seems like linking it would make for a fun and long traversing pitch.

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