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4. The Perfect Wave Slab

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bonsai T 
Bubbles T 
Crazy Woman Driver T 
Cruise Control T 
First Wave, The T 
Friday's Friend T 
Perfect Wave T 
Petroglyph, The T 
Silver Surfer T 
Super Slab T 
Take A Giant Step 5.8+PG / 5.7-5.6 PG-R T 
Tsunami T 

4. The Perfect Wave Slab Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: The Perfect Wave Slab

Description 

The Perfect Wave slab is a truly interesting geological feature. The whole slab (more than 200 feet high by 300 feet long) is detached at its top, and therefore the water runoff from the slopes above flows down BEHIND the slab. The "gap" can be most easily seen at the top of the area above Silver Surfer to Perfect Wave (the climb). For the climber, the result is nearly "perfect", clean white granite slab with some of the most compelling slab routes on the cliff, if not all of New Hampshire. If only they were longer, they would all be "4-Stars out of 4".

Getting There 

The climber's path arrives at the cliff at the junction of the far right of the Mid-Section and the far Left of the Perfect Wave area.

Climbing Season

For the WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',4],['5.8',5],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 4. The Perfect Wave Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 4. The Perfect Wave Slab:
Tsunami   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 225'   
Perfect Wave   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Cruise Control   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 215'   
Take A Giant Step 5.8+PG / 5.7-5.6 PG-R   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
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Crazy Woman Driver 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : ... : 4. The Perfect Wave Slab
One of the few climbs in New Hampshire whose First Ascent was led by a woman. Having never drilled a bolt, Susan decided not to try her first while standing on 5.7 friction, and just led up through the P2 crux.See also the ROUTE PHOTO posted to Cruise Control.Approach - The first pitch of this climb is probably the same as Bonsai (see that climb for the approach description) and then from the top of the "Bonsai Sub-Slab" it probably coincides with the climb "Super Slab" for 50 ft to a P1 belay ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Oct 8, 2014
Very nice addition ..BUT..IMO all these are not 3 & 4 star climbs. Several are very good, 3 star, but not many real classics

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