Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Ayers, Strassman, Fowler, Olson; 1990
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Shared By: eMurdock on May 24, 2004
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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One of the best sport climbs on one of the best cliffs on Mt. Lemmon. Tsunami is the last route on the right side of the cliff before the arete. Climb elegant moves to a good rest halfway up the route. The crux involves cranking on small crimps. Gets morning shade.

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Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
  5.12b
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
  5.12b
I concur that this is one of the best sport climbs on Mt. Lemmon. I also believe this is a good guage for all of the other 12's on Lemmon. Anyone who climbs Tsunami will not be disapointed. Sep 30, 2005
RyanJames
  5.12b
RyanJames  
  5.12b
I wouldn't say that this is the best on Lemmon, but I think it's pretty darn good! Very sustained movement over great holds. Jun 14, 2010
WAGbag
Denver, CO
5.12c
WAGbag   Denver, CO
5.12c
I rarely upgrade, but did for this to 12c for shorties. As you can see in on of the photos you can hit the crux hold with a great right foot if you're tall, but have to move up to terrible feet if you're short, tipping the scale from 12b to 12c in my opinion. Apr 21, 2012
Byron Hempel
Tucson
  5.12b/c
Byron Hempel   Tucson
  5.12b/c
I concur! I'm 5'7" and that reach is just out of my wingspan on the good holds, felt 12c to me Oct 22, 2015
Ken Duncan
Ft Collins, CO
 
Ken Duncan   Ft Collins, CO
 
Stellar route! One of the best sport climbs I’ve done in 45+ yrs of climbing. Nov 23, 2018