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Sonnie Trotter’s Beta to Adam Ondra for Dreamcatcher 5.14d

In February 2015, Adam Ondra visited Squamish and attempted to flash Dreamcatcher 5.14d on the Cacodemon Boulder.

Sonnie Trotter had helped bolt the route a decade earlier before Chris Sharma made the first ascent. Ondra slipped from wet holds, which often seep and create slick granite.

On the trip, Ondra flashed The Method V12 and sent Silent Menace 5.14c on his second try. Here is some pre-attempt beta talk filmed by Gripped editor Brandon Pullan.

Ondra on Dreamcatcher