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The Wave - 5.11a

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 7
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Anchor bolts on rim are close enough to use for "Wave" too. One bolt too high on left face, one on right face. A few Trad pieces will increase confidence.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 2.50/5
  Scenery 2.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

Just to the left of rounded arete, start up the face or via a large crack, move up toward Michelin Man features. Reach the bolt for a short traverse to the right around arete, then up and a return traverse to the left, proceed to top.

Submitted by: vjferguson on 2007-11-28
Views: 837
Route ID: 82144

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5 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: killingmorethancancer on 2010-05-19 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Worth it

This is one of the few top rope routes at this crag worth doing. It is a great climb super laid back to the crux, super laid back after. It is a one move wonder with a million different ways to get thru the crux.

Added: 2010-07-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mjwestla on 2009-03-08 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Life's a beach

Featuring newly bolted anchors! Like Hawaii 5-0 next to it, the start is a bit tricky, although be careful to avoid the mossy crud at the first step or you'll be kicking yourself later when your slick feet won't stick to the smooth wall. The crux is definitely after the 2nd bolt. I didn't quite make it all the way up w/o cheating and using a draw since the key crimp was wet. Looking forward to going back and working it out. Fun and varied!

As an added bonus a crow had decided to build a monster nest in the chimney between this and Hawaii 5-0. It would fly in and bring sticks when no one was on the wall then had an uncanny knack for blasting out (with a loud WHOOSH) when someone was struggling through the crux. It would then land on a nearby branch and glare at us until it decided to go grab some more sticks. Very loud flying out but eerily silent going in, so that we often missed it's return. It was like the cave was a crow clown car with a million of them appearing from seeming nowhere...

Added: 2009-03-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: csproul on 2009-02-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars balancy crux

not strenuous through the crux, then it gets steep and juggy.

Added: 2009-02-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: erica on 2007-07-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars The Wave

The Michelin Man effect is really interesting visually, but quite difficult to climb. Next time make sure to stay low on the traverse left at the 2nd bolt to be able to utilize the small shelf with your hands before moving up. Had to stop and rest once b/c I got stuck.

Added: 2007-07-08

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: vjferguson on 2006-09-24 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ascent note

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Added: 2006-12-27