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Grey Waves - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 3.56/5 Average Rating : 3.56 out of 5
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Rock (Sport)
5
Bolts + gear to 2"
459
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.22/5
  Rock Quality 3.78/5
  Scenery 3.44/5
  Fun Factor 3.56/5

Description:

5 pitch route .. read biff's ascent for important beta.

Submitted by: biff on 2006-12-02
Views: 1967
Route ID: 36470

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: CamelCigarettePack on 2013-09-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Grey Waves

Decent route.

Added: 2013-09-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: BadBeta on 2013-09-05 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Grey Waves

Finally got on the route after climbing every other sport route on the wall. Just follow the bolts up, it kinda mellows out after the first 2 pitches. We did it in 4 pitches by combining pitches 3&4.

Added: 2013-09-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: crazyenigma on 2011-07-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good starter multi-pitch

Don't get it confused with KHW, because they cross (KHW is a trad climb). If you see a big X on a rock on the second pitch, it's loose, and you are on the right track. At this point, if you see bolts on the left below you, that's "KHW". If you see a bolt to the right on a little overhang, that is Grey Waves. First pitch (bolts have been doubled) is the best (if you are referring to the old topo), that is if you ignore the new belay station 25m up.

A lot of run outs on the upper pitches.

Added: 2011-07-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kimdan on 2010-07-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great climb

Great climb for people transitioning to multi-pitch climbing. Run-out at certain sections.

Added: 2011-07-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Colinhoglund on 2010-06-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun

Don't trust the topo! You need about 12-14 draws to make it to the first belay, the topo only says 7!
I got hosed the first time I tried it and had to back off! Only brought about 10 draws.

Added: 2010-11-16

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