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Description

Shipyard is a large mass of rock with some of the only two pitch routes at the Rushmore areas. A very popular route, Waves, runs up the north face of it. This rock is often crowded. Many safe, easy to moderate variations of Waves exist, and also some hard, fun routes like Nutra-sweet are also on this rock. A definite must stop at rock while in the South Seas.

Getting There

From the South Seas parking area, follow the trail to the South Seas sign-in post. From here, two large masses of rock are straight ahead. The one on the left is Hornet's Nest, and on the right is Shipyard Rock. Most routes start on the opposite face as the entrance here, so follow trails around to the other face to do Waves and its variations, etc.

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The anchor has been fixed by Ron Yahne and Bob Arch. 8/29/2002 Aug 29, 2002
Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
Its possible to get off Shipyard from the Waves/Humbacks anchor in one rap with a single 70m cord, with a little easy downclimbing. Aim for the pot-hole-d gully East of Humbacks in Love. Its an easy (5.2?) scramble down this gully to the ground. Sep 2, 2008
After climbing spilling waves, I was lowered via anchors a fair bit left of the gully. What is the bolted climb in-line with this descent? I ran up it to clean gear after my partner seconded spilling waves, and it was quite fun (of the two climbs I saw on the face, it was on the left, going just left of a small plant at the start). Aug 28, 2017
Mark Orsag
Omaha, NE
Mark Orsag   Omaha, NE
Sounds maybe like P1 of Original Waves 5.8 R. Sep 3, 2017