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The Sea of Dreams
« on: May 11, 2015, 04:31:37 pm »
New Rock and Ice Ascent has a nice piece by Bridwell about the Sea of Dreams. Confirms additional bolts by subsequent ascents. Tells the tale of who had envisioned the line first. 

Almost enough to get a guy on the Wall.

Levy's beta from 2006 is telling...

http://www.supertopo.com/rock-climbing/route_beta.php?r=ybelseao

any newer reports?

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Re: The Sea of Dreams
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 11:53:29 am »
anyone else read this yet?

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Re: The Sea of Dreams
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 11:08:20 am »
The expanding flake before belay #23 (in the supertopo) is gone.
So I can confirm the A3 for this pitch (as far as the guidebooks definition of A3 - up to 50 foot fall potential).
More scary than the whipper was only to relead the pitch the next morning.
I can't really comment on the added bolts besides the only solid shiny lead bolt was the one on don't skate mate the rest seemed pretty old.

Sorry I am too lazy for a trip report and forgot a lot in the meantime (climbed it in 2010).

If you have any specific questions I might help.

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Re: The Sea of Dreams
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2015, 11:14:36 am »
thx Marde, nice job getting back up on that pitch.

Any pics from the trip? Maybe post up a couple when you get a chance?

-Munge

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Re: The Sea of Dreams
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 11:01:42 am »
Andy Kirkpatrick is planing on soloing this route very shortly, so it will be interesting to follow him on that adventure...

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Re: The Sea of Dreams
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 11:29:44 am »
good deal, thx. I enjoyed hanging out at the base of El Cap with him, and then reading his writing later.

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Re: The Sea of Dreams
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 01:43:40 pm »
I still have his signature. #biggwallfanboy
Sometimes the difference between a layman and a journeyman is simply what he is allowed to believe himself to be.

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Re: The Sea of Dreams
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2015, 01:44:53 am »
wouldn't have been half as fun if you didn't. :)


btw, we're fixed 3 pitches now. Big spacious ledge will be our advance base. Got lucky with the breeze with the heat forecasted. .5 camalots and totems for 40' , but that was after avoiding a death block, filth in an awkward corner to a free move.

you guys going up this coming weekend?

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Re: The Sea of Dreams
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 12:13:31 pm »
Beautiful pic of AK on pitch 5 in yesterday's elcap report.

http://www.elcapreport.com/content/elcap-report-6152015