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Waves of Rays 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Rick Leitner, Mark Rolofson, Dianne Barrow, Marget Mestdagh, & Claire Mearns, 1/18/1998
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 29, 2001

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A close up, just above the crux.

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  • Description 

    Waves starts in the main dihedral in the center of the main wall. This is really a well-bolted slab with a few interesting moves that are very un-slab like. Good climbing on solid rock make Waves of Rays one of the better lines on the Solar Dome. Some folks rave about this line, and it is a good line with some interesting edge climbing to be had. Personally, I figure it's best feature is the tanning slab at the base which, from time to time, offers some of the best scenery in Boulder.

    Protection 

    9 bolts, a 2 bolt anchor with rings, and a rope.


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    Rock Climbing Photo: Near the crux.
    Near the crux.

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    By Leo Paik
    Administrator
    From: Westminster, Colorado
    Mar 7, 2002

    Is there any legal approach to this crag?
    By Ray Snead
    Mar 7, 2002

    With the bird closures, probably not.
    By Mark Rolofson
    Jul 26, 2017
    rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

    Rick & I were responsible for bolting the line, but we were joined by several ladies for the first ascent.

    F.A.: Rick Leitner, Mark Rolofson, Dianne Barrow, Marget Mestdagh & Claire Mearns on January 18, 1998.

    One of my favorite 5.10 sport climbs in Boulder Canyon. Cool moves up the slab & a stemming corner lead to a vertical face crux. Perhaps easier to do the crux moving more right & then back left. The interesting slab finish should get your attention. Perfect stone that was clean the first time I touched it.

    9 bolts / 2 rings.

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