Avg: 3 from 7 votes
Routes in 4. The Perfect Wave Slab
|Bonsai T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X|
|Bubbles T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Crazy Woman Driver T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X|
|Cruise Control T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|First Wave, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Friday's Friend T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Perfect Wave T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Petroglyph, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X|
|Silver Surfer T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X|
|Super Slab T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Take A Giant Step 5.8+PG / 5.7-5.6 PG-R T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Tsunami T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|V-2 T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 225 ft|
|FA:||Joe Cote & Mike Hartrich, 1975|
|Page Views:||504 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Oct 8, 2014|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionAnother beautiful climb on the "Perfect Wave Slab". Handren gave it 3 stars out of 3 (the only such rating he gave to any Rainbow climb).
See the ROUTE PHOTO posted to Cruise Control.
Approach- From where the climber's path reaches the slab, walk right along the base about 35-40 ft. Go uphill to a dirt ledge below a brownish 12ft-high slab. Scramble or belay-climb up the 12 ft face to a large ledge with a couple of pine trees, one of which is knocked over.
An interesting alternate approach is to climb Perfect Wave (5.7) as far as the threaded anchor, and WITH A 70 METER ROPE, thread the anchor and then lower down ("tension traverse" downhill) Tsunami to this same ledge. Don't try it with a 60M rope!...and don't try it as your first ( or even 2nd) tension traverse.
P1 - From the tree ledge (see topo), climb up and left to the obvious dike; follow this to the threaded anchor of Perfect Wave. 115 ft 5.6
Descent- Thread the anchor and lower back with a 70M, or continue climbing up to the top of the slab and the bolted anchor at the top of Silver Surfer.