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These new routes are to the right of Bolt From the Blue, in the alcove on the Shipwreck Wall. Tsunami is just right of Rising Tides, and Riptide is just right of Tsunami.

Tsunami - 5.12c ****
Protection - 15 bolts to the anchor

This steep traversing route ascends solid stone through a total of three roofs. Both bouldery and technical the entire length, the crux is pulling the second roof, but the pump continues to build while you negotiate the third. Fun jugs and pockets lead you to the anchors.

First ascent - Ben Moon July 8, 2002

Riptide - 5.11b ***
Protection - 6 bolts to the anchor

Surprisingly pumpy and steep, this route ascends a series of seams, pockets, and crimps to the crux throw at the finish, which can be done statically or avoided by choosing the more difficult right arete. Start this route from the ledge just right of Tsunami, where a belay bolt keeps the belayer secure.

First ascent - Ben Moon June 2002

 

Tsunami - 5.12c
Tsunami - 5.12c
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Undertow - 5.12b ***
Protection - 7 bolts to the anchor

This route is a combines the lower part of Riptide with the finish of Tsunami. Start up Riptide, and at the third bolt trend up and left to the big roof and the bolt at the lip on Tsunami. A short boulder problem on small crimps leads you to the roof jug and the entertaining finish of Tsunami.

First ascent - Ben Moon May 8, 2004

[Route descriptions by Ben Moon]

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