Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Wavy Gravy Wall

Ambient Groove S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Autumn Storm S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dirty Snatch T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Giving Tree S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Graupel with This S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hail, Ceaser T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Population Explosion S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Vernal Rain S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wavy Gravy S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Todd Graham, 2000
Page Views: 855 total, 7/month
Shared By: Euan Cameron on Jul 4, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

You & This Route


17 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-

Description

Look for the large ring bolts on the slab on the right.

Passing the 2nd, 4th and 6th bolts provide the interest.

Location

Located on the slab on the right of the crag. This line takes the right bolted route.

Protection

8 bolts, double anchors.

Photos

Randy in Ridgecrest
Inyokern, CA
  5.9+
Randy in Ridgecrest   Inyokern, CA
  5.9+
Well! I glad to see the consensus is 9+. I got on this "5.8" first and started thinking either ratings are different here, or my hangover from yesterday was worse than I thought. Good climbing somewhat marred by ledges Jul 31, 2016
davefaus
Mammoth Lakes, CA
  5.9+
davefaus   Mammoth Lakes, CA
  5.9+
the Mammoth Area Rock Climbs book calls this 10a Sep 17, 2014
old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.9+
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.9+
Fun route! Not sure what exactly happens at the 2nd or 6th bolt, but the area around the 4th bolt caught my attention. I tend to rate routes on a conservative, old-school, JTree/Valley YDS scale but even by that standard I would not give this 5.8+... Aug 11, 2014
butters
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
  5.9+
butters   Mammoth Lakes, Ca
  5.9+
BAd is spot on with the rating. Dont under estimate this climb. Climb it as if it were a 10a and you'll be much better off Aug 8, 2014
BAd
5.9+
BAd  
5.9+
Just did this route and found it quite challenging for the old rating of 5.8, which is, face it folks, kind of a sand bag. One rater gave it a 10a, which is not unreasonable. I gave it a 9+. I think most 5.8 leaders would struggle HARD on this one. It's a fun route, and I noticed ALL the 5.8 raters gave it a 5.8+ because it's freakin' hard for the original 5.8 rating. Yeah, because it's not 5.8. Figure solid 5.9, maybe harder, and you'll be fine. Go expecting a 5.8 cruise, you'll be surprised. Jul 19, 2014