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The New Wave Wall is one of the many high quality sport cliffs at Windy point. It is different however in its consistently gently overhanging nature and an abundance of super high quality 5.12 climbs. The wall faces northwest and always has shade in the mornings. All older bolts and pins have been replaced with new bolts. All the routes demand stamina and strong fingers.
To reach New Wave Wall, park at the Windy Point Vista lot or at a pullout at mile 14.3 on the south side of the road. Head down the slope on the south side of the road toward the Hunchback (it is the tower with the kickass arete that is easily visible from the road). Before you get to the Hunchback, turn left and walk under the Wind Wall (the large wavey wall). When you near the end of the Wind Wall trend right and down the slope until you can scramble up to the base of the New Wall. It is recognizable by its gently overhanging face peppered with bolts. The approach should take 5 minutes. Alternate approaches are possible if you parked lower on the road and don't mind scrambling.
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Holey Moley 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 80'
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New Wave Direct 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 50'
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Holey Moley 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : New Wave Wall
Holey Moley climbs through the obvious hole in the middle of the New Wave Wall and continues to the top of the formation. This is probably the easiest route on the New Wave Wall although it is one of the best. Climb small crimps to the hole. The start might be more difficult for shorter climbers. Climb past the hole on delicate moves past an optional tcu placement. Once on the ledge, continue on 5.9 climbing to the chains. Gets morning shade....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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