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The Last Wave 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Joe Lentini, Chris Gill,& Mike Jewell May ,1984 5.8 Var. sans bolts. Dick Peterson & Brad White 5.9+ Var days later adding 2 bolts
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Submitted By: John Halupowski on Jul 11, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: S Matz concentrating on moves near the crux of The...

Description 

The best route on this slab and 'fun' if you enjoy run-outs. From the tree anchor climb up 20' (5.7) to a bulge and 2 side by side old bolts (a 30 yr old rusty 1/4" and the other a newer but rusty 3/8" with an aluminum hanger). Climb another 25' up on white rock to another 30 year old 1/4" bolt. Be careful clipping this bolt as the weight of your quickdraw may break it. Climb another 50' to a tree anchor near the summit. The 5.8 Var is slightly right of this harder Var.

Location 

Located in the center of the slab.

Protection 

2 quickdraws, preferably screamers


Photos of The Last Wave Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up "The Last Wave"
BETA PHOTO: Looking up "The Last Wave"
Rock Climbing Photo: Low angle slab below the start of The Last Wave
BETA PHOTO: Low angle slab below the start of The Last Wave
Rock Climbing Photo: The lower pair of bolts on the Last Wave
BETA PHOTO: The lower pair of bolts on the Last Wave

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By Robert Hall
Administrator
From: North Conway, NH
May 1, 2017
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Not sure I'd classify as "sport", except for the fact my recollection is that the only pro was the bolts. The move by the top 1/4-incher is certainly not trivial, maybe even the crux (?). I have no shame in saying that I TR'd it !
By John Halupowski
From: Intervale, N.H.
May 1, 2017

It's Whitehorse Slabs Sport. 2 rusty bolts in 100' and no trad gear placements.
By Robert Hall
Administrator
From: North Conway, NH
May 3, 2017
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Yup....just as I said ! (Ha !)

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