Sea of Holes
Avg: 2.8 from 51 votes
Routes in 7. The Slabs
|Beginners Direct T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Beginners Easy Variation T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Beginners Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|
|Black Jade T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Booklet, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Cormier-Magness Indirect, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Cormier-Magness Route, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Dark Horse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Dike Route, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Fingertip Trip T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R|
|Girdle Traverse of Whitehorse Ledge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A0 PG13|
|Interloper T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Man O War T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R|
|Miner-Joseph-King Dike (aka Dike route left start), The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Ninth Wave, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Pathfinder T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Sea of Holes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Slabs Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Sliding Board T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Slipshod T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|South Buttress of Wankers Wall T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Standard Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|
|Stop if you Dare T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Tidal Wave T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Waiting for Comeau T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Wave Bye Bye T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X|
|Wave Length T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Wedge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|White Wilderness T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X|
|White Zone, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Ed Webster and Alain Comeau 1985|
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|Shared By:||lee hansche on May 31, 2007|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionA really nice route that involves lots of friction and a steep bulge near the top to remind you how to use your hands.... Put up by Ed Webster and Alain Comeau, 2 guys with eyes for good routes this one is a must do if you love friction....
A nice choice if the more popular routes are packed; however, that makes this popular on a busy day, too....
Pitch 1: (5.2) Motor up the slab for 160 ft. to a 2 bolt anchor on a stance....
Pitch 2: Continue straight up clipping a fixed pin and passing to the right of the first arch.... Belay at a 2 bolt ring anchor at the right edge of the second arch....
Pitch 3: (5.5) Smear up and left to a wide white streak and up the streak left of the head wall to a 2 bolt anchor....
Pitch 4: (5.7 or 5.8+) Move up on laybacks and left.... Continue up the slab on the left side of the white streak to the base of a shallow, left-facing corner. Clip a pin and move up and right to a bolt.... The climbing is steeper here for a few moves.... The slab above the bolt can be heady, keep it together to the overlap where you get good gear before mantling on to a mossy slab with a thin streak of clean rock just enough to help you get to the big tree with slings on it at the left side of a large tree ledge....
The 5.8 option to pitch 4 goes over the bulge on your left after the 5.7 crux... After passing the bolt head up and left and find your tricky way over the bulge and head up the slab to an obvious anchor...
Rap down...4 two rope raps....
LocationOn the left side of the slabs.... Start below twin, right-arching corner overlaps and a prominent white streak....
4 double rope raps from the tree....