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A Nice Place to Come T 
A Turn of the Page S 
Air Raid T 
Big Orange Country T 
Burn S 
Can't Touch This T 
Circus Circus T 
Dark Star, The S 
Dumpster Proof S 
Elephus Maximus T 
First Dance T 
Fists of Fury T 
Golden Child T 
Grace S 
Greener Pastures T 
Hammer Time T 
Hands of Stone S 
Harvest Time T 
Heat Vision T 
Hell or High Water T 
Homeland Insecurity T 
Hookers and Blow T 
In Sight of Power T 
Killer Diller (aka Silver Spurs) T 
Little Green Men T 
Little Steps T 
Mass Transit T 
Message, The S 
One Slip T 
Only on Earth T 
Open Boat Whalers T 
Open Casket T 
Path of the Misfits T 
Path of the Mystics T 
Psycho Path S 
Quick an' Dirty T 
Ribbon Cracks T 
Riff, The T 
Run with the Horseman T 
Sole Searcher T 
Starting Point T 
Step Into My Dream T 
Step Right Up T 
Stinger Arete, The S 
Stone Hinge S 
Sundance T 
Superwave T 
T-Rex S 
Talon T 
Tamper Proof T 
Tribal Babysitter T 
Unknown L of Wild Pink T 
Voodoo That You Do T 
Where Lizards Go to Die T 
Wild Pink Direct T 
William "The Frig" Perry T 
Wood Spirit T 
Wrectum Wrecker T 


YDS: 5.11c/d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Harrison Shull, Kirk Brode - 2004
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Nov 28, 2006

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No stars in the book but classic all the way! Superwave is located on a left (west) facing wall a short distance left of the Wood Spirit tree. The wall is steep, beautiful yellow and orange rock with a single prominent roof band at mid-height. Look carefully for a bolt right at the lip of this roof -- that's Superwave. A higher bolt out right belongs to the 5.12 that shares the start.

Climb sketchy rock up to a ledge at a left-facing flake. Optional pro here and a good blue TCU in the little finger crack above protects the first hard mantle. The climbing continues to be steep and continuous up to a sit-down rest on a large, left-pointing flake below the roof. Climb up, into, and out the roof to a great horn, clip the bolt, and throw for a great horizontal. Above this is another finger slot that accepts a purple TCU or blue Alien. Step left on tenuous holds to a right-facing corner, up this halfway before stepping around to the face on the left at a horizontal break (do not continue up the right-facing corner too far!). Follow the face on generally positive holds (save another blue TCU for this section) up to one last thin section before the bolted anchor.


Standard rack. I found a #3 Camalot helpful on the lower face before the rest flake. Lots of long runners are nice too.

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