Wet Denim Daydream

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I am doing this June 18-20. Anyone have beta? Thank you, Ronnie

-- Ronnie Miller (dylan-miller@juno.com), May 15, 1999


Wet Denim Huh? Good route, I soloed it in a day a few years ago. It's kind of a trade route, and I don't see why it shouldn't it's a quality climb. The first pitch off Awahanee is loose 5.7 and leads to a false belay (prefect for soloing) and into a great head/ beak/RURP seam. This pitch is by no means A4 and there is no chance of hitting the slab below. The next pitch is hooking to a slightly rotten crack that isn't too bad. Bring a few pins for this pitch. The next pitch A3+ is awkward and is really not all that fun. You're really battling with the rock to make any headway, but it's not too technically difficult. Next, is the expanding pitch, and is the most fun expanding ever. The flake is 3" so your standing on hand sized cams in your aiders and the flake moves a little and is fun to watch but won't be coming off so I really wouldn't worry about it. Next is the 20' roof pitch. Bad ass! If it's not fixed with pins, bring TCU's and aliens and for the lip bring some LAs. This is the gem pitch on the route, after the roof is RPs and and a few more pins to the top.

Good Luck, Chris

-- chris (turbospazm@yahoo.com), May 25, 1999.

Were headed to the valley next week and wana do a short wall. The tower seems like the ticket if weather is questionable. I've done the West Face, so it looks like Wet Denim is the answer.

I heard through the grapevine that the route was cleaned and new anchors were put in last June (2001). Anyone done it since then? If so can you recomend a pin rack?

-- Lambone (mlambert60@hotmail.com), March 12, 2002.

When I did this back in June of 1999, all but one anchor was good. I put in one new bolt at this anchor. If they have been replaced since, I assume they are now all completely bomber. I used minimal pin placements during that ascent, as a lot of the route was fixed. In fact, someone better than I had just done it clean the weekend prior. If the fixed hardware has been removed, here is the recommended rack. If my memory serves me well, it seems that even with the removal, it would go mostly clean.

set of nuts set of HB offsets offset aliens 1-2 sets of regular aliens 2 sets of friends/camalots hooks lots of heads (especially if the A4 off the ledge has been cleaned) 2 each #1, 2, 3 Lost Arrows Few small Knife blades 2 each of the smaller angles lots of biners for the bolt pitches down low

It is a really fun route. Good luck. Ronnie

-- Ronnie Miller (climnron@aol.com), March 18, 2002.

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