Type: Sport, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Vern Phinney and Mike Engle 1989 Ground Up
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on Jun 26, 2002 with improvements by Jack Waeschle and 1 other
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Waves is one of the best easy routes at Rushmore. Begin on the left side of a ledge on the face furthest from the highway. The first 20 feet of thin climbing up a dyke is the crux. The route can be done as one pitch with a 60 meter rope, but there is an excellent belay ledge halfway up that makes for a good introduction to multipitch climbing. The second pitch is fun steep 5.7 on jugs.

A double rope rap from the summit reaches the ground. This is a great route.


14 bolts, Bolted Anchor