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4. The Perfect Wave Slab

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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

For the WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['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'   
The First Wave   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     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'   
Bubbles   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Perfect Wave; Leader is at about Bolt#1

Perfect Wave 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  New Hampshire : WM: Kancamagus (Eastern) : ... : 4. The Perfect Wave Slab
One of the premiere routes on Rainbow. See ROUTE PHOTO posted to either Take a Giant Step or Silver Surfer. pitch 1: Make your way to the belay ledge w/small birch tree. 5.4, 80ft. [Note, see photo for the variation "Dike Line" START. Usually, if one takes this start one belays at the base of the corner that is below the dikes.] pitch 2: Move up and right towards two well placed, but hard to find 3/8" bolts (Originally 1/4" bolts drilled by hand on the lead). [See photo of the two dikes and...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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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

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