Avg: 3 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, 225 ft|
|FA:||Joe Cote & Mike Hartrich, 1975|
|Page Views:||522 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Oct 8, 2014|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Jonathan Steitzer|
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.