WAVE WALL

Walk about 10 minutes past the Orange Cave along the SE shore and come to a pile of boulders. Scramble through to Sentinel Rock (aka first Cay) and you will see Wave Wall approximately 200 yards further along the rugged shoreline. Continue scrambling eastward under a long overhang for and over dark, sharp rock to reach the climbs. This is a very aesthetic location, peppered with pockets and edges and a great place to begin your climbing experience on the island. Climbs range from 5.8 to 5.12, all terrific lines. Climbs are numbered from L to R as you face the wall. *CAUTION: Watch the wave action and water level. It is easy to get caught out here.

1.) Get it Together, 12d, 2/6. Strenuous and sequency. Leftmost route.

2.) Pirates of Penance, 12a, 2/5. Very steep start which eases off. Ti (Elison)

3.) Pirates of Pissants, 12d, 2/6. Power pocket pulling with variants to the crux. (Grenard)

4.) Conched Out, 10c, 2/7. Shares anchors with #5. Ti (Grenard)

5.) Frolickin’ Frigates, 10c, 2/8. Neat roof and a column above the cave. Ti (Grenard)

6.) Reef on This, 11a, 2/13. Climb to a set of anchors (middle belay station) just below the headwall, 5.8, rap with a 50 M rope. OR …. continue climbing the overhanging headwall above to the top anchors, 10c, rap with a 60 M rope. Ti *NOTE: there are rap anchors at the base of the headwall on Routes 6 and 7. Climb to here = 5.8 . (Grenard)

7.) Parrot Preserves on Rye, 11b, 2/11. Climb to a set of belay anchors (middle belay station) under the headwall, 5.8, rap with a 50 M rope. OR … continue climbing above to anchors at the top, 11a, rap with a 60 M rope. Ti (Grenard)

8.) Unsuspecting Remora, 12a, 7/2 plus fixed threads. Goes up a white face streaked with black. It’s steep, challenging with a reachy start with few holds, then to oververtical jugs left of the cave above. Ti (Hirst)

9.) Calico Jack’s Den, 10a, 2/8. Climb to the large cave (Jack’s Den) on buckets, into and out of its right side, and out the right roof with big exposure to an anchor set above. Here Jeff Elison rounds the exposed roof (photo to right).*NOTE: Named “Shooting the curl” by mistake elsewhere!! Ti (Harper)

10.) Shootin’ the Curl, 11a, 2/9. Fun bucket pulling until it squeezes down, then shoot over the curl (crux). *NOTE: Named “Hang Ten” by mistake elsewhere!! Ti (Harper)

11.) New Wave, 10c, 2/8. A jug haul up into a small cave and a crux near the final bolt. Ti (Elison)

12.) Old School, 5.8, 2/7. Yes, a very aesthetic, bolted 5.8! Great intro to climbing on Brac thanks to Jeff Elison. This is the rightmost route. Ti (Elison)

Jeff Elison rounding the blind corner on #9

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