DreamCatcher now a reality!
The intent to have a climb such as the DreamCatcher at City Summit was an ambitious one and one we had some reservations on being able to achieve. With the contract almost complete and all frames due to arrive at City Summit by Wednesday, we now realise this ambition is a reality.
The DreamCatcher has been modelled on Chris Sharma’s first ascent of DreamCatcher (5.14d) a granite route on the Cacodemon boulder in Squamish, British Columbia. The route starts on a technical slab that wedges the climber against the start of the overhang. Then a dyno to a sloping rail leads to a bouldering traverse across slopers and incut crimps. The crux of the route comes at the end with a deadpoint to slopers and a jug.
In designing the replica of DreamCatcher, City Summit has studied the climb extensively and attempted to mimic the classic, difficult moves of this unique climb. We anticipate that cladding will be completed within the next two and erection to its final position within three weeks. This unique climbing wall not only presents the traditional Dreamcatcher traversing line but also provides some amazing straight line climbs with some serious inclines to challenge the most experienced climbers.
The DreamCatcher will be a designated lead wall and will also present some additional, difficult bouldering problems.