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Change in Luck S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Holey Moley S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Lady Don't Mind, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Modern Times S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
New Wave Direct S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Point Break S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Skidmark S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Tsunami S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Wavey Gravy S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Ayers, Strassman, Fowler, Olson; 1990
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Shared By: eMurdock on May 24, 2004
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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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.


Byron Hempel
Byron Hempel   Tucson
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
Denver, CO
WAGbag   Denver, CO  
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
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
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
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