|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 90', Grade II|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]|
|FA:||Mark Tarrant, Richard Wright, 2010|
|Submitted By:||Mark Tarrant on Jul 23, 2011|
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By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Aug 1, 2011
WOW-II is a superb pitch for those climbers with the reach to do it. In the several years that I have worked this pitch with Mark, I have never found a way to solve the long reach between clips one and two. It looks to me as though Mark, at over 6 ft in height, is fully stretched tips to toes. We have tackled some complicated twists and tucks but these seem extremely difficult. If you solve this initial complexity, expect 50 ft of very continuously difficult sequences. Things back off considerably after this, but watch out for the building pump which could alone deep-six a red point.
BTW, a "pink point" on WOW-II seems pretty damn good in my book. None of the early clips comes off a rest, and speed clipping will be very important for the red point quest.
From: Longmont, Co.
Jun 23, 2013
rating: 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
|This climb is a masterpiece, combining fantastic movement, awesome exposure, and great rock. 'Walk on Water' is an instant classic that should not be overlooked.|