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Dan's Dreadful Direct (aka DDD) 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Dan Lepeska, Don Stoddard 1985
Season: Spring and Fall
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Submitted By: Karsten on Mar 27, 2006

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Description 

DDD follows insipient cracks and small edges up the face to the left of Damnation Crack. There is pro but it can be thin and difficult to fish in while on the tiny edges. This route should only be attempted by those confident at the grade.

The route, originally put up on gear, was retro-bolted a few years ago but mercifully chopped to perserve the integrity the route and area which is historically a trad only area. Most climbers now climb the route as a TR accessible from any of the routes that top out on the Jello Tower.

Location 

The route goes up the vertical wall to the left of Damnation crack and the Jello Tower.

Protection 

Pro to #1 camalot with many micro nuts


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By Drederek
Jun 30, 2008

This route is 100 feet to the chains
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
May 19, 2014

The Dan of the Dreadful Direct was Dan Davis.
FA- Dan Davis, Pat Callis, 1963. Contrary to what's said above they placed 3) 3/8" studs, used 20 pitons.
FFA- as listed above using the bolts, which were chopped later, having nothing to do with the first ascent or the first free ascent.