8) The Last Wave Slab Rock Climbing
|Shared By:||John Halupowski on Jul 11, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionThe Last Wave Slab is a nice piece of granite about 100' - 140' high and a little over 100' wide. It's located directly above Sea of Holes and Wedge. It's a nice way to finish a slab route and it brings you near to the summit. It presently has 7 climbs on it and is named after its best route.
Getting ThereTo access it from the top of Sea of Holes and Wedge area, climb up and a little right about 150' passing 2 tree ledges. From the top of Sliding Board's final steep headwall traverse easily and directly left about 300'.
The following directions are on how to approach this slab from above as per R. Hall.
From the top of Standard route (photo) enter the woods on the left at a distinct path. (photo) Take this for about 125 ft to where it branches right at a "T". Take the left side path, which ends in 5 or 10 ft at open slab. look 45-degrees to your left (Northeast) and down - this is the top of the Right Dike route (photo). The easiest approach is to scramble to the tree at the top of Right Dike and rap down to the tree ledge at the base of the Last Wave Slab.
To go directly to the Last Wave Route, from where the left side-path reaches the slab, walk 100 ft south (right) along the open slab and look down and left-ish (photo); below and left is the left end of a large tree island which is the top of "The Last Wave" route. See "Sketch Map" photo. [text from Std Route added 5/26/17 R.Hall]
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