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The Wave 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Martin Jacaruso on Aug 1, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: The wave great climb tricky spot at second bolt


Climb the arete past 2 bolts to the top.


Just left of the large chimney.


Mixed. Take a light rack. There are two directional bolts for pro on the wall. Bolted anchors.

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By Matt Westlake
Mar 9, 2015

Learned a new way to do this last visit. For some reason I'd always seen folks and tried myself to go left to negotiate passage around/under the bulge over the 2nd bolt, working into a little crack and then picking a path up the face. This time I learned a hidden crimp up and right of the bolt (you've gotta stand up tall to find it) makes it possible to pull a bit right and up, hugging the arete to finish directly overhead. Both paths are of similar difficulty and have a sustained finish but the cruxes are of quite different character. Worth trying both versions.

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