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This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Torrent Falls - LIMITED ACCESS

Dream Of A Bee

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Wadcutter 5.9+ (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Porter Jarrard, Jeff Moll in 1993
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the first bolted route on the right when you reach the base of the 5.11 Wall from the top of the stairs. It begins just left of a 10-foot high overhang.
Moves: Pockets
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Torrent Falls

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5.9+ (75 votes)

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Submitted by: cekirk
Date: Jul 25th, 2010


ender_xx said on July 16th, 2004
Mmm.... swiss cheese....
Anonymous said on October 9th, 2004
1st lead after coming from the Josh. Pumpy is the Red!
Dink Dink said on March 31st, 2005
Do people really like this climb? I suppose it's a good warm up for the rest of the wall...
cassio598 said on June 20th, 2005
It's a fun climb, especially if you're not used to the cheese section. Don't fall clipping the anchors, though; my buddy did and he landed at the third bolt.
endercore said on May 12th, 2006
I noticed the left anchor was loose. I didn't have a wrench or anything to tighten it, So I thought I'd give the heads up on here.
thiedichfunk said on June 3rd, 2006
I fell at the anchors while trying to clip and it wasnt that bad, fairly clean.
heidiramma said on June 4th, 2008
yeah, first lead fall, scared the shit out of me second time, determined to get those anchors. oops.
panicbutn said on July 4th, 2008
One of my favorite routes at the RRG (along with Plate Tectonics). If you are fortunate enough to return and be able to access this place, do allocate some time, and climb/re-climb this route . Yep, the fun "swiss cheese formation" is still there, seemingly daunting and visually unchanged. Glad I sent, after experiencing first lead fall on this route two years ago.
Koebs said on March 31st, 2009
Took a ride clipping the anchors. Early in the season and I was pumped. Fun ride though. Finished on second try. Quite motivating when ou have a draw hanging from the chains.
Peppermint said on July 16th, 2010
Worth climbing, if only for the dinner plate of death hold. My first day leading, not a difficult route but still nice one.
kman154 said on March 21st, 2011
one of the funniest 9's I have climbed.
kman154 said on March 21st, 2011
I totally blew that up. I ment to say funnest. It is one of the funnest 9's I have climbed.
swj said on November 6th, 2011
5.9 worth of pumpy, good warm up for the others on the wall I think.,
DrRockso said on September 21st, 2017
New SS Wave Glue-ins courtesy of private donor. Old bolt holes were reused and the climb remains 'sporty' For those not comfortable at the grade, exercise caution given Wadcutter's nickname, 'Gumby Killer'.