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4. The Perfect Wave Slab

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Bonsai T 
Bubbles T 
Crazy Woman Driver T 
Cruise Control T 
First Wave, The T 
Friday's Friend T 
Perfect Wave T 
Petroglyph, The T 
Silver Surfer T 
Super Slab T 
Take A Giant Step 5.8+PG / 5.7-5.6 PG-R T 
Tsunami T 

4. The Perfect Wave Slab Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: The Perfect Wave Slab

Description 

The Perfect Wave slab is a truly interesting geological feature. The whole slab (more than 200 feet high by 300 feet long) is detached at its top, and therefore the water runoff from the slopes above flows down BEHIND the slab. The "gap" can be most easily seen at the top of the area above Silver Surfer to Perfect Wave (the climb). For the climber, the result is nearly "perfect", clean white granite slab with some of the most compelling slab routes on the cliff, if not all of New Hampshire. If only they were longer, they would all be "4-Stars out of 4".

Getting There 

The climber's path arrives at the cliff at the junction of the far right of the Mid-Section and the far Left of the Perfect Wave area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',4],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 4. The Perfect Wave Slab

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 4. The Perfect Wave Slab:
Tsunami   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 225'   
Perfect Wave   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Super Slab   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
Cruise Control   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 215'   
Take A Giant Step 5.8+PG / 5.7-5.6 PG-R   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Crazy Woman Driver   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Bubbles   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Bubbles

Bubbles 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  NH : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : ... : 4. The Perfect Wave Slab
A fun line and good change of pace with some steeper than average climbing for the area. Expect typical run outs on easier terrain but to find good gear where the climbing becomes more difficult. Start up a pocketed orange streak of rock and basically plumb line it straight through two overlaps trending right at the top to a cluster of maples. Belay and rap off....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Oct 8, 2014
Very nice addition ..BUT..IMO all these are not 3 & 4 star climbs. Several are very good, 3 star, but not many real classics