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YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Dave Rone
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Dave Rone on Aug 14, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Starting about 10' right of the sun/shade arête, ...

Description 

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.

Location 

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.

Protection 

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


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Rock Climbing Photo: Eases off big time now.  Photo:  Mary Jo Rone
Eases off big time now. Photo: Mary Jo Rone
Rock Climbing Photo: First cruxy moves coming up.  Photo Mary Jo Rone.
First cruxy moves coming up. Photo Mary Jo Rone.

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