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

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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 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 325'   
Original Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Original Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 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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The Climber's trail to get to Waves of Rock, off Trail #40.
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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.