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Mauie Wowie 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ British: E7 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Ward Smith
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Submitted By: Peter Beal on May 10, 2008
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Description 

Start as for Barracuda, on the low roof but move right on some hard undercling moves to a much easier corner.

this vid shows the first half of the route.



Location 

On the right side of the Waimea wall, at a big projecting slab below the first roof.


Protection 

8 bolts, anchor



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By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
May 10, 2008

This is not a description...

By Tristan Perry
May 12, 2008

Maui Wowie is a stunning line. Pull an awkward roof to get to the business of the route; a short, super-powerful traverse to the right. A huge dropknee/backstep can help reach better holds in the corner. There is a key foothold that is often wet, deterring many hopeful ascents. The dihedral above is a fun romp, which gets progressively easier, all on very steep ground. Enormous, ledgy holds that are spaced many feet apart characterize this section.

By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
May 12, 2008

Lee, thanks for the feedback but a concise description that gets the climber to the base and points where to go is a good start. Others can fill in the rest.

By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
May 12, 2008

"On the right side of the Waimea wall, at a big projecting slab below the first roof."

Does that help?

By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
May 12, 2008

sorry if i get defensive but i put a lot of thought in to my description and try to go "Beyond the guide book" which is what this site aims to do... i figure my description is good when it is better than a guide book description... if you disagree thats ok i was just putting in my two cents...

By Chris Duca
Administrator
From: Havertown, PA
May 12, 2008

Although I agree with you, Lee, that MP is aimed at giving our readers something more than the guidebook, I can't help but play devil's advocate and side with Peter. I, like everyone else who subscribes to this site, likes to read a poetic route description replete with pictures, 50 cent words, firsthand accounts, high accolades, and even rhyming, but "going beyond the guidebook" is one thing, but, giving move for move descriptions (and frame by frame photo breakdowns of the crux moves, as well)is not leaving much room for adventure and imagination now is it?

Sometimes I feel like this site is just sanitizing our sport, and feeding egos. That's my 2 cents.

By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
May 13, 2008

Chris, do you go to Waimea for a sense of adventure?

By Chris Duca
Administrator
From: Havertown, PA
May 13, 2008

Sure. A valuable part of adventure is figuring out the path of least resistance for yourself, right?

By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
May 3, 2009

not to re open old wounds but i feel like if you want a sense of adventure get a guidebook and dont look at this site... thats my 3 cents :)

By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Sep 10, 2013

I now understand how to do this route!
Very hard! Powerful and technical!
Now, all i have to do is link it haha

By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Sep 11, 2013
rating: 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c

You've got to train on those scrunchy Lincoln Woods traverses and then it won't feel so bad, Lee.

By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Sep 11, 2013

haha that's what i hear... luckily i'm pretty scrunchy for a tall guy :)