Waves of Rock Rock Climbing
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...
Climbing Season For the Granite Mountain area.
Weather station 6.6 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Waves of Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Waves of Rock:
Hang Ten 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 350'
Flake Thing 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 325'
Featured Route For Waves of Rock
Banzai 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Waves of Rock
This is a two-pitch slab route, completely bolted, with bolted anchors. The route unnaturally trends left and then back right, and then back left - I'm not sure what the first ascentionist was thinking, except to try to keep the climbing over on the steeper left side of the slab, rather than following the natural line straight up into the lower angled slab. It's still a fun slab to climb - easy. Good for first leads and first multi-pitch climbs, or to work on your multi-pitch transition skills. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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.