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The Wave Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.60442, -123.36973 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Taylor Lapeyre on Jun 11, 2017
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The Wave is a beautiful fin of ocean-molded sandstone right at the edge of the Pacific.

It resembles, well, a wave! Look for the ~15-20ft sharp arete with gorgeous (but brittle!) honeycomb features over on the other side of the largest rock formation at Secrets.

Note: This route is very tide dependent! Approach only at low tide or at low-ish tide with small swells.

Waves will be crashing next to you the whole time regardless.

Getting There 

The Wave is located directly on the other side of the largest boulder you see when you approach the Secrets area. It's right next to the ocean.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Wave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Wave:
The Wave   V3 6A     Boulder, 17'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Starting "The Wave." Classic!

The Wave V3 6A  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : The Wave
The Wave goes up the rolling face of sandstone directly to the left of the wave's arete. Start at the undercling at waist level and make big moves up to the blob-like jug. Pull a crazy side-pull move to reach the top.Be careful on the arete! The stone is very brittle. For some, the brittle-ness is a kind of mental crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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