Wedding Day is a popular sport route tucked between Cinnamon Slab and Moonshine Dihedral. The climb heads up the right side of an arete and is trickier than it appears from the ground or the grade may suggest. There isn't a single hard move on the route, rather it just stays on for the majority of the climb. This is a popular climb since it is one of the few bolted 10's in the Dihedrals.
Pull up on onto the climb off the eroded base which makes it a bit more stiff than you might otherwise like. Follow incuts and edges staying close to the arete to your left, occasionally using it for a hand hold. Chalk litters the face of this climb but it felt better staying closer to the arete as the incut edges are typically not quite as good as you want them to be. Near the top you have to stray a bit to your right before making moves back to the arete. The final moves are no cake walk either but provide for a different type of movement from the bottom section.
Overall this is a good climb that may feel humbling based on the grading, but who cares about grades anyway?
Smith Rock State Park, OR
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