BETA PHOTO: Waves of Rock as seen from Lizard Head
Giant slabs easily seen on hillside at southwestern edge of the basin. This area is not affected by annual peregrine closure.
Follow climbers trails that originates from the Clark Springs Trail TR 40. Updated trail description to come...
Weather station 6.6 miles from here
3 Total Routes
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Flake Thing 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 325'
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Original Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Waves of Rock
Climb a large block to your first step across move to a right leaning crack. First pitch is trad past a small tree before two bolts over slab, then a two bolt anchor. The second pitch takes a bolt straight up from the anchor, and then wanders along varying slab and crack. At the very end of my rope length (60m), there is a nice spot to anchor next to a large tree.Second pitch is much easier, perhaps 5.6 or less, but a longer pitch. there is an easy walk to the summit, and a large ramp walkoff ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: The Climber's trail to get to Waves of Rock, off T...
From: Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
May 19, 2012
On 5/15/12 I added 2 Slings with 2 Rap rings to the Pine tree in the gully. I had noticed a bit of wear around the tree from repetitive rope-pullings..
By Kevin Keith
Jun 2, 2012
Better to walk off to the west from the top anchors. Rapping to the tree takes you over a bees nest in a flake and isn't that great for the tree. It also takes a lot longer than the very easy walk off down the slabs on the west flank.
From: Prescott, AZ
Jun 4, 2014
FYI - was swarmed by wasps when climbing on wave rock on 5/31/2014. They're nesting in the cracks, but pretty active during the day. Luckily, they only attempted to sting the rubber on my cams.