Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Ward Smith
Page Views: 2,169 total · 17/month
Shared By: Peter Beal on May 10, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, 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.
youtube.com/watch?v=pFr42AH…

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  
This is not a description... May 10, 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
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
  5.13b
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
  5.13b
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
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
  5.13b
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
  5.13b
"On the right side of the Waimea wall, at a big projecting slab below the first roof."

Does that help? 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
Chris Duca
Downingtown, PA
Chris Duca   Downingtown, 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
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
Chris, do you go to Waimea for a sense of adventure? May 13, 2008
Chris Duca
Downingtown, PA
Chris Duca   Downingtown, PA
Sure. A valuable part of adventure is figuring out the path of least resistance for yourself, right? May 13, 2008
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
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
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  
haha that's what i hear... luckily i'm pretty scrunchy for a tall guy :)
Sep 11, 2013