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Below the New Wave

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Below the New Wave 

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Below New Wave is, as the name suggests, below the main New Wave wall. This is the short, generally steep section you come to when the trail splits left for Orange Crush and right for New Wave. It has a nice mix of routes for everyone from blocky 5.6 to steep 5.11s. The most classic being Debbie Does CPR 5.11a marked by its orange rock and 90 degree roof.

Update your guidebooks, Son of Sammy 5.8+ is bolted and open to the general quickdraw-toting public and is a really fun route.

Getting There 

Follow same approach trail for Orange Crush and The New Wave. It is the first wall you come to before heading left to Orange Crush and right to The New Wave. The steep overhang on the left end is Bullwinkle's Crater (5.11b).

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Below the New Wave:
Couch Potato   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Debbie Does CPR   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Bullwinkle Craters   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Bullwinkle Goes Ballistic 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  NH : Rumney : Below the New Wave
The beginning of this one is a bit squeezed in but contains a few fun moves that are not used otherwise. After the crux its just a walk up the super moderate slab to the chains. Start as for Bullwinkle Craters (5.11b) for a few steep jug moves with one really cool hold. Pull the tricky move on to the slab then 5.3ish climbing brings you to the left end of the upper deck of New Wave Wall. As Mark commented, you can run this route in to Air and Pleasant Danger (5.8) for a longer climb. Use a 70m r...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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nicole on the top of Bullwinkle goes ballistic
Hanging out waiting for Coach Potato to open up - Kasia Weglarz
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By Benjiman
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 22, 2007

Both "Couch Potato" and "Son of Sammy" nicely over hung for the moderate grade.

By Matt Glue
From: Dillon, CO
Oct 24, 2011

Wear a helmet at this crag! It's very easy to knock rocks off of the ground at New Wave and onto Below New Wave.