Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: Kris Nuttycombe
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Shared By: Tim Steele on Dec 16, 2008
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start low on the lip on a flat "shelf." Traverse the lip leftwards to meet up with and finish as for Mr. Mackey. Pumpy!  If you top out early, before you move past the wide crack at your back, you are cheating the full reward of difficulty.  In other words, the grade isn't soft, you are ;)  

This climb was first listed in the Dr. Topo guide as "The Ninth Wave" and was established by Chris Nuttycombe.  Later, others called it different names.  This is an often overlooked problem and the rock quality is immaculate. Deserves more traffic.  

The ultimate project is the link up of this problem into Mecha-Streisand. That would be a mecha-classic enduro problem.


Same corridor as Cream Horn, Mr. Mackey, etc.




Kris Nuttycombe  
I don't know what year Frankie did this, but I did what I thought was the FA of this in 2001, and I'm the one who's responsible for the name "The Ninth Wave" Dec 5, 2017