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Wake to Wake 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Austin Geiman and Kyle McFarland, September 2004
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Submitted By: Cory P on Oct 2, 2006

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Me leading Wake to Wake just before the crux secti...

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Sustained moves at the grade make for an amazing route. Not too long and good bolting make this a great climb. The only "crux" component could be the friction section about a third of the way up.


This is the second route from the left on Ripple Wall.


5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan Sanders leading Wake to Wake.
Ryan Sanders leading Wake to Wake.

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 8, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Great climb! Very sustained on small edges and smears. Kept me thinking the whole time.
By Keith joe
From: Alexandria,VA
Apr 14, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

A very nice climb with just one crux sequence about midway up, good footwork will take you through the somewhat thin section, then it is easy cruising to the top.
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting the crux.
Starting the crux.
By "H"
From: Manitou Springs
Apr 21, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Fun climb. Feels more like an .8 than a .10.
By Laura Pyle
From: Evergreen, CO
Sep 22, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

If "Rethinking the Ethics" is a 10, no way this is a 10.
By Cody E
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 25, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

A fun climb. Feels more like 8 or 9, def not 10.
By Arlo F Niederer
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 4, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Agree with others here - this climb is only 5.8. Way easier than Tava or Eclipse This on Solar Slab which are also rated 5.10.

Stewart Green's guidebook lists it as 5.8, which I think is correct.

Fragile flakes above the last bolt. Easy climbing, but if a hold breaks, a long fall is possible.

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