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Breakfast Burrito

This route is located in the Southern Region at Drive-By Crag

Make a Wish

2 votes

A Wave New World 5.10c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Dave Quinn in 2014
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Start in a super featured runnel and encounter a little boulder problem at the 3rd bolt. Climbs more interesting than it looks from the ground. Equipped with glue-in bolts.
Moves: unknown
Descent: unknown
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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2.72 stars (72 votes)
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5.10d (59 votes)

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Submitted by: lilgilby
Date: Mar 2nd, 2019


Anonymous said on December 5th, 2014
This is called Wave bolt something or other: It will likely be a poison ivy jungle in the spring and summer...
whoneedsfeet said on February 5th, 2015
meh. Don't waste your time.
Meadows said on March 23rd, 2015
Not a bad little route! Not a classic line, but worth doing. The loose block at the last bolt is well wedged in there, but I don't recommend grabbing it.
crimpandpeel said on April 10th, 2015
this thing is a pile- worst bolting job at Drive-by, nice work on winning that spot
Catawaba said on April 27th, 2015
Not bad, thought the boulder problem at the 3rd bolt was the defining crux and pretty tough, eases to fun moderate climbing
StepLEFTskyline said on October 7th, 2015
Somewhat chossy but has fun moves. I would compare it grade wise to the climbs at orange Oswald in the new. And I would say it is probably easier than any of the 10b's there.
Anonymous said on October 7th, 2015
Your crazy if you think any of the 10b's at Orange Oswald are easier than this.
Anonymous said on October 7th, 2015
climb2core said on November 4th, 2015
It was worth doing, once and only because Ray created this point thing. That was the best part of the climb, I got points. Also low crimp crux means it's not even a great warm up.
climb2core said on November 4th, 2015
Oh, and one more comment... there were only two quick links on the anchors making this a rope twister. If a developer is going to take the time to bolt it, they should finish the job IMHO. Anyways, if you are so inclined... bring some chain for this. Until then, plan on bringing up your ATC and rapping if you don't want a coiled mess of rope.
Anonymous said on November 4th, 2015
There is nothing 'H' about your opinion
Anonymous said on November 5th, 2015
Whether his opinion is humble or not, he's right -- the anchors are jingus and lowering will twist your rope into a Twizzeler.
eduard said on February 22nd, 2016
It's entirely possible I missed some crucial beta, but the crux move made this feel significantly harder than the two 10d's to the left.
Raiden said on September 26th, 2016
Tough couple moves at the third bolt if you head straight up. Traversing straight right and then heading up feels more like 5.10. Not a bad route.
lena_chita said on February 27th, 2017
In my book, this one competes with Mr.Pee for the title of "route I should recommend to people I really dislike". The crux is tough, but well protected. However, the bolt position above the hands-free resting ledge seemed rather bad. Seems like you would hit the ledge if you blow the moves above that bolt, and while it is not the crux, it felt quite hard for the grade to me. I'm not sure why it wasn't placed higher.
Anonymous said on February 28th, 2017
On behalf of the Red River Gorge climbing community, please shut the the fuck up
Anonymous said on March 1st, 2017
Anonymous, It's a bad route. Why you salty?
caribe said on August 6th, 2017
I liked it. There were a lot of opportunities to rest. This is a another good warm-up. The difficulty felt very similar to Make a Wish.
merrick said on October 23rd, 2018
I really enjoyed this line though it seemed pretty hard to me. The boulder problem was quite powerful. It is rare to find lines at the red that are both powerful and technical but not pumpy. Definitely worth the time, but I agree it is not a good warmup.
Anonymous said on October 29th, 2018
People are going out right a ways to skip the crux. It's upsetting. I'm going to blog about it.
lilgilby said on March 3rd, 2019
Surprisingly fun route.
J-Ru said on February 3rd, 2020
The moves between bolt three and four are unqiue. This route is much better than many to the comments suggest.
said on May 24th, 2021
New bolts added today, approved by the FA. Ill be back mid week to take care of the 3 bolts that need to be removed. I think this will be a popular warmup now that the path of least resistance is protected well. It's a great climb. Thanks, Dave, for letting this happen!