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A Wave New World

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

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The Midnight Gospel 5.10d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Matthew Jaggers, Zach Wilson in 2021
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Take on the left or right start, then find your way to a cruxy big move through the blank panel at the 4th bolt where there's another interesting decision. Don't let up after this, as there are still some moves left!
Moves: Juggy, Dynamic, Technical
Descent: Quicklinks
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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1.33 stars (21 votes)
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5.8 (12 votes)

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Submitted by: Steezmcgee
Date: Dec 10th, 2021


said on December 10th, 2021
This route is located between Breakfast Burrito and A Wave New World. Fun warm up moves on big holds, and then some technical movement at the top.
said on December 10th, 2021
J-Rock.... watch the 1-star cabal go to town on this one!
ekrause9 said on December 14th, 2021
I am extremely well-versed in shitty rock climbs, and this one is truly a contender for top 5 shit piles in the red. The lichen does add a nice aesthetic to the choss and various species’ nests encountered along the way.
said on December 14th, 2021
We must have climbed different routes. Completey clean rock, i barely had to brush anything, and not a breaky hold on it, and stays dry in a downpour.
ekrause9 said on December 14th, 2021
Ah yes, you’re totally right. I mistook this brand new rock climb with zero chalk and infinite dirt for one of the several well-trodden classics next door. Indeed, it must have been that breakfast taco one that was the shit pile. My b sir.
cpliley said on December 14th, 2021
Gonna be real fun in the summer with that poison ivy finish!
said on December 14th, 2021
The extension will be in by then, so that dead ivy will be gone before then. You all must have never touched rock that wasn't caked in chalk before. This thing is as clean as it gets. You gym bros need to experience the great outdoors more, before worthlessly complaining about perfect fresh rock.
col10 said on December 14th, 2021
jagger can you just like get the fuck out of here or something? maybe move to vegas. or salt lake. or any number of great climbing towns that arent around here.
BlakeRig said on December 14th, 2021
I can’t believe they missed this absolute king line when they originally bolted Drive-By! Can’t believe this one was looked over, best 5.1 in the red for sure!
Jaggerswagger said on December 14th, 2021
Please leave my sweetheart alone everyone! If he wants to spend his days being a chosspile squeezer, that’s his right! Every night, when we cuddle closely in our tighty whities, he whispers softly into my ear, “I want to be a legend; the one who bolts shit that no one climbs; the cruel joke of the Red.”
said on December 15th, 2021
I just heard about the tornado and how many people died in western Ky. You dumb fucks are complaining about a new rock climb because it didn't come in your favorite color, all while my friend found a lady and her baby dead in his backyard. Nobody gives a fuck about your opinion.
BlakeRig said on December 15th, 2021
Bro I didn’t know the tornados had anything to do with rock climbs?
BubbyBoi said on December 15th, 2021
For someone who claims not to care about people’s opinions, it really seems like you do. Your whole emotional tornado tirade says otherwise dude. Sensitive much?
Houndsgrin said on December 15th, 2021
Honestly, I think this line has potential to be decent, provided enough holds at the top stand the test of time. The movement pattern is generally engaging and fun, and the move at the fourth is really satisfying. If you're shorter than 5'8" it'll be heinously height dependent (I'm 5'8" and scraped my nipple on the wall through my shirt while standing up) but for the taller folks it's a fun move. Felt a little hard for 10d, so I voted 11a. Also, just my opinion, but those of you reflexively voting for 5.1 and 1 star every time this guy bolts something are only making this website less user friendly for the vast majority of us who just want a somewhat accurate consensus grade and star count. Seriously, nobody cares about you guys trolling each other on the internet. Most of us are just here to enjoy climbing.
pumpout2004 said on December 15th, 2021
Meh. It is a bit of a turd, but not the worst climb I've ever done.
tade said on December 16th, 2021
The move around the 4th bolt is super hard if you’re short. Doable, but I wouldn’t recommend it to a shortie friend climbing at a 5.10 level. Additionally, I found it pretty hard and scary to hang the draw on the last bolt.