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Pacific Ocean Wall 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Apr 28, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Pacific Ocean Wall

Description 

Pacific Ocean Wall is the large scoop on the right hand side of Old Sandstone--it looks like a crashing wave. Also, it looks like the crux is under the wave or pulling out of it. Wrong.

Thin but positive flakes bring you to the lip of the wave. Above the lip, expect sloping handholds and subtle smearing--classic sandstone climbing. A few tough, insecure pulls deposit you at the top of one of the best routes at Devil's Lake.


Protection 

Toprope--a lot of webbing.



Photos of Pacific Ocean Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Jamie pulling over the wave.
Jamie pulling over the wave.
Nick Thune catching the first hold over the lip of the wave.
Nick Thune catching the first hold over the lip of...
Jamie catching the good hold.
Jamie catching the good hold.
Stew working Pac Wall <br /> <br />photo by: John Knoernschild
Stew working Pac Wall

photo by: John Knoernschild
M Robinson on POW in May 13
M Robinson on POW in May 13
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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Nov 2, 2005

Does anyone know: has this been led/soloed?

By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Nov 5, 2005

jay, as far as i know no leads or solos .....yet.would be rad though no doubt.

By Eddie Avallone
From: Lewisburg, WV
Oct 17, 2006

although I haven't seen it, a friend saw someone lead it maybe 4-5 years ago.

one verrrry small nut coming out of the wave. good pro after the crux. still be cratering if you blew at any of the likely spots, though.

By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Oct 17, 2006

Eddie, can you find out who it was?

By richard bechler
Oct 27, 2006

Has ever been led!

By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
May 20, 2007
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

This must be one of the most classic lines in the park. It's in a beautiful setting, on a beautiful piece of stone, and involves powerful, engaging and technical climbing.

By Nick Rhodes
Sep 26, 2007

I led this today. #00 TCU and Astro-nut at the tip of the wave, another nut and #0 TCU a bit higher. Gear would probably pull on a fall but it would have been possible to bail at key points and hang on it. :)
An OUTSTANDING climb.

By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Oct 13, 2007
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Great Route!

By Tom Petraitis
From: Evanston, IL
May 4, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

I can distinctly remember the first time I was at Old Sandstone running up to this rock and gasping! What a beautiful line. I could not imagine it was climbable, only something a person could dream-of-climbing. One does not need to climb it to appreciate it.