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BETA PHOTO: Time Wave buttress is the left side of the massive...

Description 

2300' south-facing buttress just right of Surf Bowl. Time Wave Zero takes a line up this buttress to the top of Sierra San Miguel's west side.

Getting There 

Hike up to the Agujas/Spires and move left over the saddle and aim for the Surf Bowl. Just below the Surf Bowl, look for a trail going right to the Buttress and the first bolt up the slab of TWZ.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Time Wave Buttress:
Time Wave Zero   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 23 pitches, 2300'   
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Arin Trook on Time Wave Zero, New Years Day 2008. The 3rd class (pitch 8) is visible below as a trail through the vegetation.

Time Wave Zero 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  North America : Mexico : ... : Time Wave Buttress
Time Wave Zero is one of the longest routes at El Potrero Chico. The route is about 2,300 feet and is listed as 23 pitches in the guidebook, although it is possible to climb in as few as 13 pitches with a 60m cord. All belay and rappel anchors are fixed, which allows for quick progress. The route tops out on the summit of El Toro and affords great views of the Potrero and the surrounding Sierra Madres. The single 12a pitch is easily aided if necessary, dropping the route grade to 5.11a A0.Mo...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Keeping the Moral high for the Climbing to Come! Pitch 14
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By gblauer
From: Wayne, PA
Jun 18, 2009
This is an amazing route. It's well bolted and very doable in a day. The 12a pitch is a stinger at the end of the day, but, it is "aidable" through the crux. Bring plenty of water and food, it's a long climb with a LONG descent.