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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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Cruise Control 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  NH : Kancamagus Crags : ... : 4. The Perfect Wave Slab
Just the most wonderful, clean, white rock with excellent protection....although it was not always this way. The first time I climbed it the original drilled-on-the-lead 1/4" bolts were the pro! Soon these were replaced with 3/8". Approach - Same as for Tsunami.This can be led in one long pitch with a 70M rope. Those with 60M ropes have two choices: 1) Belay about 50-60 ft up where two solution pocket holes take large & med. cams [see "Tsunami Ledge" TOPO]; or 2) Both leader and seco...[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