Shipyard Rock Rock Climbing
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.
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.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Shipyard Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Shipyard Rock:
Waves 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
Tsunami 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Nutra-Sweet 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Featured Route For Shipyard Rock
Nutra-Sweet 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c South Dakota
: Mount Rushmore National Mem...
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A beautiful wind-sculpted, boiler plated vertical face. Start a bit left on the obvious weakness and work up and right 25' to the first bolt. Continue up stellar rock passing more bolts on the way to the summit. There are a couple of different lines to climb past the first several bolts.There also is a new direct start that climbs past a couple of newer bolts and is mid to upper 5.11. It might be wise to stick clip the first bolt on this variation. F.A. TNA Yahne...[more] Browse More Classics in South Dakota
Is this Waves? Thursday June 13th, 2013
By Anonymous Coward
Aug 29, 2002
The anchor has been fixed by Ron Yahne and Bob Arch. 8/29/2002
From: Morrison, CO
Sep 2, 2008
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.