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4. The Perfect Wave Slab

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4. The Perfect Wave Slab  


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Submitted By: David Aguasca! on May 8, 2008  with updates from Robert Hall and 2 more
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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



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',4],['5.8',4],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 4. The Perfect Wave Slab:
Perfect Wave   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Take A Giant Step   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
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Tsunami 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  NH : Kancamagus Crags : ... : 4. The Perfect Wave Slab
Another beautiful climb on the "Perfect Wave Slab". Handren gave it 3 stars out of 3 (the only such rating he gave to any Rainbow climb). Approach- From where the climber's path reaches the slab, walk right along the base about 35-40 ft. Go uphill to a dirt ledge below a brownish 12ft-high slab. Scramble or belay-climb up the 12 ft face to a large ledge with a couple of pine trees, one of which is knocked over. An interesting alternate approach is to climb Perfect Wave (5.7) as far as the threa...[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