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El Nino 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  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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Description 

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.

Location 

This is the 3rd route from the left on the north-facing Grey Wave Wall. Approach up the rock gully.

Protection 

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.


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