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.
"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?