||Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA: ||Tim 'the hudge' Hudgel and Carl Rasmussen (per Hubbel's old white book)|
|Season: ||spring through fall|
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|Submitted By: ||slim on Jul 21, 2010|
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Another Tim Hudgel slab classic, this is a great slab route. This is the 3rd route from the right on the north-facing Grey Wave Wall.
Start up on easy climbing with good edges and ledges to clip the first bolt. Head upwards past another 7 bolts with terrific climbing and numerous cruxy spots. I thought this route was a fair bit easier than Hammerhead
but no less classic. There seemed to be more stances to re-group and recover. It is definitely better protected, but the average climber will still probably be uncomfortable at times.
This is the 3rd route from the left on the north-facing Grey Wave Wall. Approach up the rock gully.
8 good bolts. Hubbel's book shows bolted anchors up to the left (not there). There is a sturdy juniper (needs webbing and rings) or old buttonhead/Stardryve bolted anchor to the right 30 feet (needs new webbing). Also, you can hike off along the ledge system to the right.