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Waves of Rock

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Waves of Rock 


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BETA PHOTO: Waves of Rock as seen from Lizard Head
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Description 

Giant slabs easily seen on hillside at southwestern edge of the basin. This area is not affected by annual peregrine closure.


Getting There 

Follow climbers trails that originates from the Clark Springs Trail TR 40. Updated trail description to come...


3 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Waves of Rock:
Flake Thing   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 325'   
Original Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Climber "Hanging Ten" on Hang Ten, Waves of Rock.

Hang Ten 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Waves of Rock
Pleasant slab climbing on a well-bolted face of high quality granite. This climb is a perfect introduction to multi-pitch climbing for novices, but the spectacular views of Granite Basin and Granite Mountain make the outing worthwhile for climbers of any skill level. There are four sets of anchors (bolt hangers only), allowing the climb to be broken into four pitches. However, the climb can be done in two pitches with a 60 meter rope. Pitch 1: The steepest climbing and hardest moves occur ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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The Climber's trail to get to Waves of Rock, off Trail #40.
BETA PHOTO: The Climber's trail to get to Waves of Rock, off T...
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By MacM
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..

-Mac PPG

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.

By dandannoodlebowl
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.