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Routes in Waimea

All the Way-A S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aquarius S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Barracuda S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Big Kahuna S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Bonzai Pipeline T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Bottom Feeder S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Butt Bongo Fiesta S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Catch the Wave S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Charlie Don't Surf S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
China Beach S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Cold War S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Concrete Jungle S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Coral Sea S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Cote d'Azure S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Cyberblock S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Dodge the Lemons S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Don't Get Out of the Boat S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
E-Ticket S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Fly, The S 5.14d 9a 35 XI 36 E10 7c
Flying Fish S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Flying Hawaiian S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Gold Coast S 5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
Great White S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Groupie Fantasy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hawaii 5-O T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Jaws II S 5.15a 9a+ 36 XI+ 37 E11 7c
Livin' Astro S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
Localmotion S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Long Board S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Luau S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Man Overboard S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mauie Wowie S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Muscle Beach S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Open Project S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Open Project (Bill Clinton) S 5.15 9b 37 XII 38 E11 8a
Original Tsunami T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A3-4 R
Restless Native S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Rhythm X S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Riviera S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Short Board S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sidewalk Surfing S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Silver Surfer S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sinister 6000 S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Spiny Dogfish TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Style That's Free, The S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Suburban S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Surf's Up T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
TABDITO S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Technosurfing S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
That Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
They Died Surfing S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Tsunami S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tuna Fish is Ludacris S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Urban Surfer S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Vantage Point TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Waimea S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Waimea The Weenie Way T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Whip Tide S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Ward Smith
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Shared By: Peter Beal on May 10, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Start as for Barracuda, on the low roof but move right on some hard undercling moves to a much easier corner.

this vid shows the first half of the route.

Location

On the right side of the Waimea wall, at a big projecting slab below the first roof.

Protection

8 bolts, anchor

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lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
haha that's what i hear... luckily i'm pretty scrunchy for a tall guy :)
Sep 11, 2013
M Sprague
New England
  5.13a/b
M Sprague   New England  
  5.13a/b
You've got to train on those scrunchy Lincoln Woods traverses and then it won't feel so bad, Lee. Sep 11, 2013
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
I now understand how to do this route!
Very hard! Powerful and technical!
Now, all i have to do is link it haha Sep 10, 2013
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
not to re open old wounds but i feel like if you want a sense of adventure get a guidebook and dont look at this site... thats my 3 cents :) May 3, 2009
Chris Duca
Havertown, PA
Chris Duca   Havertown, PA
Sure. A valuable part of adventure is figuring out the path of least resistance for yourself, right? May 13, 2008
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
Chris, do you go to Waimea for a sense of adventure? May 13, 2008
Chris Duca
Havertown, PA
Chris Duca   Havertown, PA
Although I agree with you, Lee, that MP is aimed at giving our readers something more than the guidebook, I can't help but play devil's advocate and side with Peter. I, like everyone else who subscribes to this site, likes to read a poetic route description replete with pictures, 50 cent words, firsthand accounts, high accolades, and even rhyming, but "going beyond the guidebook" is one thing, but, giving move for move descriptions (and frame by frame photo breakdowns of the crux moves, as well)is not leaving much room for adventure and imagination now is it?

Sometimes I feel like this site is just sanitizing our sport, and feeding egos. That's my 2 cents. May 12, 2008
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
sorry if i get defensive but i put a lot of thought in to my description and try to go "Beyond the guide book" which is what this site aims to do... i figure my description is good when it is better than a guide book description... if you disagree thats ok i was just putting in my two cents... May 12, 2008
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
 
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
 
"On the right side of the Waimea wall, at a big projecting slab below the first roof."

Does that help? May 12, 2008
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
 
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
 
Lee, thanks for the feedback but a concise description that gets the climber to the base and points where to go is a good start. Others can fill in the rest. May 12, 2008
Maui Wowie is a stunning line. Pull an awkward roof to get to the business of the route; a short, super-powerful traverse to the right. A huge dropknee/backstep can help reach better holds in the corner. There is a key foothold that is often wet, deterring many hopeful ascents. The dihedral above is a fun romp, which gets progressively easier, all on very steep ground. Enormous, ledgy holds that are spaced many feet apart characterize this section. May 12, 2008
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
This is not a description... May 10, 2008