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Wave Bye Bye 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a X

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a X [details]
FA: Chris Ellms and Howard Peterson 1976
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Apr 14, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Only another 40 thought-provoking feet to the anch...

Description 

Smear your way up the smooth wall using all your slab route finding skills to find the path of least resistance, all the while facing serious punishment if you slip while on the lead...

From the belay at the base of Ninth Wave walk right about 20 ft clip the rusty bolt and follow a little to the right of the thin seam...Once past the seam head a little left and make for a flared crack above the wave... Little, steady steps will get you there but you must be patient...

Location 

From the belay at the base of Ninth wave walk right about 20 ft clip the rusty bolt and follow a little to the right of the thin seam...

Protection 

Not much... There is a nasty old bolt to the left of the climb that I might clip but wouldnt trust...

Easily top roped from anchor...


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Rock Climbing Photo: I replaced this 40 year old 1/4" bolt 5 days ...
BETA PHOTO: I replaced this 40 year old 1/4" bolt 5 days ...
Rock Climbing Photo: New bolt but same old run out
BETA PHOTO: New bolt but same old run out

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By John Halupowski
From: Intervale, N.H.
Nov 9, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a X

I put a Screamer on the 40 year OLD 1/4" bolt, which is in terrible shape. A new bolt is needed, but even then don't blow it, it's a 60' runout. Great rock though. Love it!
By b miller
From: Jackson, NH
Nov 14, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X

Nice lead John!!
By John Halupowski
From: Intervale, N.H.
Nov 15, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a X

I just replaced the old 1/4" pro/anchor bolt with a new 3/8"SS bolt.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Nov 15, 2015

Glad it stays the same...are the other routes still original ?
By John Halupowski
From: Intervale, N.H.
Nov 15, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a X

Ninth Wave is still without pro anchor to anchor. It's top anchor though is 2 rusty bolts and a button head. I clip them as a directional for my 2nd and use the newer anchors on Stop If You Dare or Beginners. Wankers still has 1 bolt, but it's new.

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