Below the New Wave Rock Climbing
nicole on the top of Bullwinkle goes ballistic
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.
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).
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Below the New Wave
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Hanging out waiting for Coach Potato to open up - ...
BETA PHOTO: A pretty simple map of Lower New Wave but it will ...
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.
Aug 7, 2016
Beehive near sixth sense. I didn't see it but a fellow climber reported it as I was going up