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Altoids On the Beach S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Baditude S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Burning Up The Hillside S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fire Starter S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Homesteader, The S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Howl Of A Hungry Cat S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ice Hose Chopper Lunch Mob S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Kelp Bed Freak Show S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lady Of The Light S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lipstick Sunset S,TR 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Montana Floodgates S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Morning Sunshine S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nimby S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Nuns on the Beach S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Sundance S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Tanning Block, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Walking On The Sun S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Walking with the Homesteader S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Waves of Rays S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Waves on the Beach S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Willie's Wake Up Call Girl S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
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Type: Sport
FA: Rick Leitner, Mark Rolofson, Dianne Barrow, Marget Mestdagh, & Claire Mearns, 1/18/1998
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 28, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

Description

Waves starts in the main dihedral in the center of the main wall. This is really a well-bolted slab with a few interesting moves that are very un-slab like. Good climbing on solid rock make Waves of Rays one of the better lines on the Solar Dome. Some folks rave about this line, and it is a good line with some interesting edge climbing to be had. Personally, I figure it's best feature is the tanning slab at the base which, from time to time, offers some of the best scenery in Boulder.

Protection

9 bolts, a 2 bolt anchor with rings, and a rope.

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Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Is there any legal approach to this crag? Mar 7, 2002
With the bird closures, probably not. Mar 7, 2002
Mark Rolofson
  5.10c
Mark Rolofson  
  5.10c
Rick & I were responsible for bolting the line, but we were joined by several ladies for the first ascent.

F.A.: Rick Leitner, Mark Rolofson, Dianne Barrow, Marget Mestdagh & Claire Mearns on January 18, 1998.

One of my favorite 5.10 sport climbs in Boulder Canyon. Cool moves up the slab & a stemming corner lead to a vertical face crux. Perhaps easier to do the crux moving more right & then back left. The interesting slab finish should get your attention. Perfect stone that was clean the first time I touched it.

9 bolts / 2 rings. Jul 26, 2017

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