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Routes in La Ola (The Wave)

Espantasuegra S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Going to Maui S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gospel Bird S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
La Baca-Chenta S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
La Ola S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
La Pasada S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
No Seas Burro S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pansy Cap S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
SurfinÂ’ the Wave S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Tufa the Price of One S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 135 ft
FA: Dane Bass, Rick Ross, Simeon Heimowitz
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Shared By: Josh Schmale on May 6, 2008
Admins: MAKB, Ricardo Orozco

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This route begins with 90 - 100 feet of typical Potrero climbing, and a mix of thinner technical moves between large holds. After going over (or around) the large block at the top of this section, you come to the best part of the route (and the crux). Use the pockets out right of the huge tufa (you won't miss it), finishes just above the tufa. The moves are memorable and tend to keep you off balance. One of my favorite routes in the Potrero.


About 2/3 down the Wave wall, look up for the large tufa (looks like the fin of a big fish, about 2" to 4" wide and 12" deep, and best of all, 20' high) Find the bolt line that goes up to it. If you think the line goes too far to the left, its probably the one for the next climb over, La Ola.


11 Bolts, anchors above tufa. 70 METER ROPE NECESSARY (a 60 meter will NOT get you back to the ground)


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Pink Thunder   Lakewood
You don't need a 70 meter. There's a sub station for rapping. Sweet route. Jan 20, 2016