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Routes in Steamboat Main Wall - Center

Bow Wave S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Full Steam Ahead S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 180 ft
FA: Dave Rone
Page Views: 362 total · 12/month
Shared By: Dave Rone on Aug 14, 2015
Admins: Mike Snyder

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This really fun line, front and center on the crag, has lots of the typical dolomite features, pockets, dishes, edges, and flakes. But what sets this line apart is the cool blade at the top of the route. The position and exposure while hand traversing the blade are amazing! Most of the climbing is 5.9ish, with some occasional 5.10, and just a couple spots of 5.11.


Bow Wave is easily distinguishable due to the large blade/flake system at the top of the route. It's just a few minutes walk along the base from the Moderate Wall.


21 bolts. Descend by rappelling the route to the right. There are two stations so you can do it with one rope.