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Below the New Wave

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Bullwinkle Craters S 
Bullwinkle Goes Ballistic S 
Couch Potato S 
Debbie Does CPR S 
Sixth Sense S 
Son of Sammy T,S 

Below the New Wave Rock Climbing 

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Below New Wave is, as the name suggests, below the main New Wave wall. This is the short, generally steep section you come to when the trail splits left for Orange Crush and right for New Wave. It has a nice mix of routes for everyone from blocky 5.6 to steep 5.11s. The most classic being Debbie Does CPR 5.11a marked by its orange rock and 90 degree roof.

Update your guidebooks, Son of Sammy 5.8+ is bolted and open to the general quickdraw-toting public and is a really fun route.

Getting There 

Follow same approach trail for Orange Crush and The New Wave. It is the first wall you come to before heading left to Orange Crush and right to The New Wave. The steep overhang on the left end is Bullwinkle's Crater (5.11b).

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Classic Climbing Routes in Below the New Wave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Below the New Wave:
Couch Potato   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Debbie Does CPR   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Bullwinkle Craters   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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By Benjiman
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 22, 2007
Both "Couch Potato" and "Son of Sammy" nicely over hung for the moderate grade.
By Matt Glue
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 24, 2011
Wear a helmet at this crag! It's very easy to knock rocks off of the ground at New Wave and onto Below New Wave.
By Sleyer
Aug 7, 2016
Beehive near sixth sense. I didn't see it but a fellow climber reported it as I was going up
Couch Potato.

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