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This cliff looks like it has escaped from Thailand. It is a very steep cave that gives amazing climbing on tufas. It is situated in Hamilton Parish just off the Railway Trail that heads west from Duck Puddle Park. The climbing is very condition dependent. Climb here when the wind is out of the north otherwise it can be dripping. Topos below. Tsunami Wall also has some DWS routes.
Fabian Gysi on Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Photo Chris Burville.
THE MAN FROM ATLANTIS 5.11a 15m
Davie Crawford on Kanagawa. Photo Grant Farquhar.
KANAGAWA 5.11d 15m
Grant Farquhar on the FA of La Cucaracha. Photo Davie Crawford.
LA CUCARACHA 5.11a 15m
Grab your sombrero and dance your way to the skylight above. This route takes the left side of the vertical wall in the main Tsunami cave. Start just right of the pillar taken by Kanagawa. Sustained face climbing & bridging leads to a brief respite, before a tricky top out. It is unusual for a Bermuda route with thin moves on generally small holds. A huge, unimpressed cockroach spectated on the FA near the top. 4 marine grade glue in bolts. Belay on bolts at top. Davie Crawford & Grant Farquhar 1/February/09. Second ascent John Langston Nov 2009.
Heading for the light on Journey. Photo Davie Crawford.
JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH 5.12a 25m
Jazmyne Watson on Journey. Photo Grant Farquhar.
THIRD DEGREE BURNS NIGHT 5.12a 15m
UNDER THE VOLCANO 5.12a 15m
This brilliant route gives three star climbing through wildly overhanging tufa festooned territory following the direct line of 6 glue-in bolts and 2 threads in the steep wall right of Third Degree Burns Night. Belay on a bolt thread over the lip. Grant Farquhar & Fabian Gysi 11/October/08. Second ascent on-sight flashed by John Langston November 2009.
Grant Farquhar on an ascent of Under the Volcano. Photo Davie Crawford.
CUMBRAE VIEJA 5.11d 15m
SUNDOGS 5.12b 15m
Topo of the Tsunami Wall cave area by Grant Farquhar.
AURICLE WALL 5.10a 15m
The 2nd pillar, with its intimidating capping roof, provides tremendous climbing. Climb the pillar and wall, via a curious ear-like flake, to the obvious climax. (Three in- situ threads and two bolts). Davie Crawford & Eloise Pitts Crick 14/12/08.
Davie Crawford and Eloise Pitts Crick on the first ascent of Auricle Wall. Photo James Whittaker.
SUBSONIC WAVE 5.7 15m
An excellent line on perfect rock, this route takes the 3rd pillar. Steep moves up the pillar lead to an easing at a tufa formation. 3 bolts and 2 in- situ threads. Belay on a tree 5m back. Davie Crawford & Grant Farquhar 23/10/08.
Davie Crawford on an ascent of Auricle Wall. Photo Grant Farquhar.
The fourth (and final) ‘shark fin’ pillar on this section of the crag provides the following two routes (one on each side of the pillar, meeting to a common finish).
EL TERREMOTO 5.7 15m
The left hand side of the fin provides a couple of nippy moves past a bolt. An easing at around half- way leads to a finish over a small roof. one bolt and two in situ threads. Belay on a tree 5m back. Davie Crawford, Bryan Caldwell and Caroline Stockdale 12/January/09.
Bryan Caldwell on the 2nd ascent of Aleta del Tiburon, Caroline Stockdale en belay. Photo Davie Crawford.
ALETA DEL TIBURON 5.8 15m
The better of the two ‘shark fin’ routes featuring some interesting wall climbing on tufas and small pockets near the start. This route takes the attractive right hand side of the fin and joins with El Terremoto at the half way mark for the same finish. 1 bolt & 3 in- situ threads. Belay on a tree 5m back. Davie Crawford & Bryan Caldwell 12/January/09.
Tsunami Wall topo courtesy of Davie Crawford.