The Green Wave
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Routes in Lower Great Face
|Anchor Baby T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Beside The Seaside T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Central Buttress/5.7 start T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Closed Casket S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|DuMais Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Green Wave, The T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Hobbits Way T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Left Center T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R|
|Pyramid Scheme S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Ramshorn T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Tribal Regions T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 180 ft|
|FA:||Paul Pomeroy & Chris Taylor|
|Page Views:||172 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Chris. T. on Aug 6, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionBegin near the far left edge of the Lower Great Face.
Climb easy rock to gain the first bolt. The recommended start climbs the short, shallow, clean, left-facing dihedral (gear) for 20 feet to it's end before moving right onto the initial slab to gain the first bolt. The rock steepens after the second bolt as you move up to a short vertical face covered with green lichen. Crux moves are encountered near the fourth bolt. Continue to the top on easy to moderate stone.
Gear can be placed before the 1st bolt, between the 2nd and 3rd bolts, and after the 4th bolt to gain the bolted anchor.
Two descent options exist:
Rappel the route with TWO 60 meter ropes,
Belay from the bolted anchor, then traverse left to the backside of the formation and walk down the talus slope on the north side, down to the base of the route.