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Routes in Below the New Wave

Bullwinkle Craters S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bullwinkle Goes Ballistic S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Couch Potato S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Debbie Does CPR S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sixth Sense S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Son of Sammy S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Description

Below New Wave is, as the name suggests, below the main New Wave wall. This is the short, generally steep section you come to when the trail splits left for Orange Crush and right for New Wave. It has a nice mix of routes for everyone from blocky 5.6 to steep 5.11s. The most classic being Debbie Does CPR 5.11a marked by its orange rock and 90 degree roof.

Update your guidebooks, Son of Sammy 5.8+ is bolted and open to the general quickdraw-toting public and is a really fun route.

Getting There

Follow same approach trail for Orange Crush and The New Wave. It is the first wall you come to before heading left to Orange Crush and right to The New Wave. The steep overhang on the left end is Bullwinkle's Crater (5.11b).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Below the New Wave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Couch Potato
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Debbie Does CPR
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bullwinkle Craters
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Couch Potato 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Debbie Does CPR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bullwinkle Craters 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Sleyer  
Beehive near sixth sense. I didn't see it but a fellow climber reported it as I was going up
Couch Potato. Aug 7, 2016
Matt Glue
Boulder, CO
Matt Glue   Boulder, CO
Wear a helmet at this crag! It's very easy to knock rocks off of the ground at New Wave and onto Below New Wave. Oct 24, 2011
Benjiman
Santa Barbara, CA
Benjiman   Santa Barbara, CA
Both "Couch Potato" and "Son of Sammy" nicely over hung for the moderate grade. Aug 22, 2007

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