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La Ola (The Wave)

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La Ola (The Wave)  

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This short wall is right at ground level and has an unmistakable "wave" breaking right at the top. Most of the climbs are relatively easy until reaching the wave.

The wall faces south but is protected from the sun until late in the day by huge wall surrounding it.

Getting There 

Near the end of the canyon, across from the tin-roofed picnic pavilion, on the left (east) side of the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for La Ola (The Wave):
La Ola   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
Tufa the Price of One   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 135'   
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Me pulling through the glorious top sequence.

Tufa the Price of One 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  North America : Mexico : ... : La Ola (The Wave)
This route begins with 90 - 100 feet of typical Potrero climbing, and a mix of thinner technical moves between large holds. After going over (or around) the large block at the top of this section, you come to the best part of the route (and the crux). Use the pockets out right of the huge tufa (you won't miss it), finishes just above the tufa. The moves are memorable and tend to keep you off balance. One of my favorite routes in the Potrero....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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La Ola, in the lower middle section of the photo.
La Ola, in the lower middle section of the photo.

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By Matt Richardson
From: Longmont, CO
Apr 21, 2007
This area is actually called La Ola, meaning 'The Wave' in Spanish.
By Robert MacKinnon
Jun 9, 2008
Routes Left -> Right are as follows:

Espantasuegra 5.8
La Pasada 5.11c/d
La Baca-Chenta 5.10d
La Ola 5.10b
Tufa the Price of One 5.11b/5.12c
Surfin’ the Wave 5.10d