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The Wave is the leftmost route on the Monkey World Wall. This is one of the easier multi-pitch routes on the phra-nang peninsula, also the rappelling is straightforward and doesn't require any back clipping.
Pitch 1 5.10a, Shared with "Beauty and the Beast". Negotiate the steep start on huge holds to easier low angle ground ahead. Belay in a nice cave. There are now two anchors side by side. Take the left one, as the right one is for "Beauty..."
Pitch 2 5.10b, Follow the left line of bolts from the belay.
Pitch 3 5.10b, Continue up on better quality and steepening rock.
Pitch 4.5.10c, From the belay traverse left for a short ways then continue up. There is an intermediate belay below the final steep finish. It is easiest to lower back to this comfy belay to belay the second up, then lower them down. This negates the need for any difficult rappelling, and the top belay would be very uncomfortable.
This route is located on an obvious prow of limestone that starts just a few feet from the path (I think it's a road now). Look for a fixed line running down the hill underneath the power lines. Scramble up a few feet and you're at the mouth of the "bouldering cave." The route starts with a few steep moves right above the cave.
Bolts & Rap anchors. Re-bolted Titanium in 2006. Bring around 15 draws. Route can be rappelled with one 60m rope. Can combine P2 and P3.
Mosquito Coils and Bug Spray for the first pitch.
From: Goretex-Vortex, CO
Sep 4, 2012
Also called 'Big Wave'