Type: Sport, 115 ft
FA: Thor Kieser
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Shared By: T. Kieser on Jun 4, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project Details


Travis Trigg and I worked hard last week to get Tsunami of Charisma established. We deserve equal credit for the route. This one is destined to become a Little Eiger classic!

There is a dog tag on a hangerless bolt, with route name, grade and length at the base of the climb. Tsunami of Charisma really is a full 35 meters!

Temporarily, the second from the last climb to the right (west). Place a longer draw on the first bolt to avoid drag. Flash pump out the big roof 5.11, it's not as chossy as it looks. Cruise up easy face to a small overhang. Gain a thin friction slab and crimp past five clips 10d/11a, continue on steep rock to the anchor 5.9+. In the 5.9 section there is one block I am a little concerned about. We marked it with an "X" of chalk and will try again soon to get it to go! For now, take care not to use it.


Approximately 16 QDs.


T. Kieser
T. Kieser  
A few words of safety beta:

The first bolt is placed far to the right to minimize rope drag. However, a fall on the first bolt will spin and slam you against the right wall as the climb starts well left. To avoid getting abused and or flipped you should climb with your rope over your right arm/shoulder. This will give you a clean fall with no risk of a spin or flip. The other option is to stick clip the second bolt, but then you will not have actually led the crux. I discovered this by falling on the first bolt several times and stopping upside down with my head about a foot over the ground. Once I placed the rope over my shoulder, the fall was much safer.

Thor Jun 14, 2006
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Thanks for the TR! That's a fun start. Slab felt stiff at 11-, but I'm not a slab master. Thanks for these fun route additions on the right side of Little Eiger! Addendum: went back & did the slab, starting to the right, which seemed a bit easier. Jul 20, 2006
Dan 60D5H411
Colorado Springs, CO
Dan 60D5H411   Colorado Springs, CO
Start and slab felt a little stiff for CCC 11a/b. Once the ledges directly above the overhang clean up, this should be a really fun route! Aug 14, 2006
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Excellent route and great vision! Better than Natural Selection. can clip second bolt from trick kneebar. upper slab moves are fantastic. Jul 20, 2007
Denver, CO
Niccole   Denver, CO
I really liked this route, short people can sit under the overhang and get both feet on the right wall to stand and stem out. (This is how I did it). Jul 18, 2009
Somone keeps stealing the dog tag on Tsunami and on Tierra Del Fuego?

Pretty weird, but I guess people will steal whatever is not tied down. Maybe they have a dog named "Tsunami of Chrisma" and "Tierra Del Fuego". (Laughing out loud)! - Thor Apr 1, 2010
Kirsten KDog
Kirsten KDog  
Nice long route. 2 distinct cruxes for me: the initial burly roof to start and the slab mid-way up. The slab part felt hard....maybe even 11+?? But this was also the 1st time I'd ever been on the route. Fun little roof pull 3/4 way up and mostly moderate climbing besides the cruxes. Our 70 just got us down, rope drag kinda sucks but it's a good route nonetheless. Jul 16, 2010
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
The upper slab is much harder than the roof start. It's hard to compare the two though as the upper crux is thin slab climbing while the initial overhang is physical and takes a lot of strength. Clipping the second bolt is not too bad if you brace your left shoulder on the flake and stem out right. It helps to be small to do this. Jun 24, 2011
Luke Childers
Luke Childers  
Powerful and desperate! Awesome slab issue. Movement is excellent with well rounded stylistic channleges. Should be done. Jul 9, 2013
IClimbStuff Braun  
Not sure why this route doesn't see more action, it's my favorite route in all of CCC. I can only imagine that people are scared off by the imposing beginning clips?

If you're nervous about the start, use a stick clip.

(BETA WARNING!) If you find the undercling at the top of the inner-most portion of the cave before you go over the lip, you'll be fine. Sep 13, 2017
Pete F.
Denver, CO
Pete F.   Denver, CO
This route is long, varied, and fun. The steep part is not as hard as it looks, and you can cop a comfy kneebar under the lip while clipping the bolt over the lip. Oct 5, 2018
I agree with others that the slab felt harder than the V1 start moves. I'll have to hop back on, but I was quite perplexed at the slab crux. I daresay this is another 5.11 CCC testpiece along with Reefer Madness. If you're just breaking into the grade, this would be an awesome project to work on! Nov 19, 2018