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Shared By: Jay Knower on Apr 27, 2002
Admins: Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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Pacific Ocean Wall is the large scoop on the right hand side of Old Sandstone--it looks like a crashing wave. Also, it looks like the crux is under the wave or pulling out of it. Wrong.

Thin but positive flakes bring you to the lip of the wave. Above the lip, expect sloping handholds and subtle smearing--classic sandstone climbing. A few tough, insecure pulls deposit you at the top of one of the best routes at Devil's Lake.


Toprope--a lot of webbing.


Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
Does anyone know: has this been led/soloed? Nov 2, 2005
Steve Sangdahl
eldo sprngs,co
Steve Sangdahl   eldo sprngs,co
jay, as far as i know no leads or solos .....yet.would be rad though no doubt. Nov 5, 2005
Eddie Avallone
Lewisburg, WV
Eddie Avallone   Lewisburg, WV
although I haven't seen it, a friend saw someone lead it maybe 4-5 years ago.

one verrrry small nut coming out of the wave. good pro after the crux. still be cratering if you blew at any of the likely spots, though. Oct 17, 2006
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
Eddie, can you find out who it was? Oct 17, 2006
Has ever been led! Oct 27, 2006
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
This must be one of the most classic lines in the park. It's in a beautiful setting, on a beautiful piece of stone, and involves powerful, engaging and technical climbing. May 20, 2007
I led this today. #00 TCU and Astro-nut at the tip of the wave, another nut and #0 TCU a bit higher. Gear would probably pull on a fall but it would have been possible to bail at key points and hang on it. :)
An OUTSTANDING climb. Sep 26, 2007
Madison, WI
Remo   Madison, WI
Great Route! Oct 13, 2007
Tom Petraitis
Evanston, IL
Tom Petraitis   Evanston, IL
I can distinctly remember the first time I was at Old Sandstone running up to this rock and gasping! What a beautiful line. I could not imagine it was climbable, only something a person could dream-of-climbing. One does not need to climb it to appreciate it. May 4, 2009