I recently headed out for my fifth run up Sweet Dreams, with an experienced friend Kate, and our respective partners, Peter and Ash, both multi-pitch virgins.\r\n\r\nThe walk in is an adventure in itself, and can take nearly an hour, depending on how many photos you take of the views across the Jamison Valley and the Three Sisters in the distance. Follow the track from the Sublime Point car park, but instead of heading to the lookout, veer off on a track to the left that heads steeply down. You’ll need to navigate some slippery scrambles and go down through a cave holding onto a fixed rope.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_36826" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]<img class="size-full wp-image-36826" src="https://weareexplorers.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Crawl-through-the-cave-on-the-walk-in.jpg" alt="photo by Wendy Bruere, climbing Sweet Dreams, multi pitch, Sublime Point, Blue Mountains, NSW" width="1920" height="1440" /> Descending through a small cave[/caption]\r\n\r\nFollow the path as it takes you along the cliff line where eventually you’ll reach a steel cable. Put on your harness and clip in your safety line as you cross the ‘traverse of death’. Shortly after you will reach the start of Sweet Dreams, usually identifiable by the queue of newbies lined up to give it a go.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_36828" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]<img class="size-full wp-image-36828" src="https://weareexplorers.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Peter-and-Ash-cross-the-traverse-of-death-on-the-walk-in.jpg" alt="photo by Wendy Bruere, climbing Sweet Dreams, multi pitch, Sublime Point, Blue Mountains, NSW" width="1920" height="1440" /> Traversing to the start of the climb[/caption]\r\n\r\nPitch three is the money pitch – a long, easy traverse, high above the ground and across the middle of the cliff. If you’re at all nervous about heights it’s terrifying, but definitely exciting – classic Blue Mountains exposure all the way to the valley floor. It’s also a great pitch for a newer climber to lead because on a traverse, the fall is exactly the same on lead as on second, so, hey, you may as well lead! Ash led this without batting an eyelid.