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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R [details]
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Submitted By: Jack Waeschle on Nov 13, 2016

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Description 

This route is NOT what the guidebook calls "Classic Waves". It is 20 feet left of "Classic Waves".

This route isn't bad, it just isn't good in comparison to "Classic Waves" and the 3 routes up the gully.

Look for the 3 bolts close to the ground, that make it look friendlier than the real "Classic Waves". These protect the vertical section bellow the lower angle part above, followed by more vertical crystal pinching.

Location 

Starts 20 feet left of "Classic Waves". Make a short traverse above a small tree/shrub to gain the first bolt. Ends/Links into "Classic Waves" at the middle anchors, on the giant ledge.

Protection 

Bolts. 3 close together, friendly, deceiving (they tricked me into thinking this route was "Classic Waves") bolts can be easily seen from the ground. Once you pull the bulge, it is runout on easy climbing, and then, more bolts.

I gave it the "R" rating because the guidebook does.


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