REI Community
Shipyard Rock
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
All Tuckered Out S 
Humpbacks in Love S 
Jellyfish and Condoms T,S 
Not So Sweet T 
Nutra-Sweet S 
Shipyard rock T 
Shipyard Rock Variation T 
Spilling Waves S 
Surging Wave S 
Tsunami S 
Tuck and Roll S,TR 
Waves S 
Waves (Variation) S 
Unsorted Routes:


YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Vernon Phinney and Mike Engle in 1989
Page Views: 2,155
Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Jun 6, 2005  with updates from Jack Waeschle

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (33)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]

Check NPS for Closures


To get there there is a crevice between where W.A.S.P. is and Waves. you boulder up there about 20 or 30 feet and its the second route from the left. This route is killer. It is up spines. it has great hold and awesome side pulls and very good rests.


This route has awesome pro. There is about 5 or 6 bolts I think. The person who put up this route really knew what he was doing the rope runs perfectly though the spines.

Comments on Tsunami Add Comment
Show which comments
By Anonymous Coward
Nov 24, 2005

This route is a veritable wanderfest at best.
By joelhagan Hagan
From: Rapid City, SD
Oct 24, 2007

First ascent was by Vernon Phinney and Mike Engle in 1989. This route is not on Hornet's nest, but rather on Shipyard Rock.
By Jimmy D
From: Rapid City
Jun 29, 2015

This route shares the anchor with the second pitch of Waves. It is one pitch, and the scramble up to the base may feel a bit exposed, however, the climbing is easy. Better than Waves IMO and a much faster way to the summit. Get on it!
By Chris treggE
From: Madison, WI
Jun 13, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

If you do the route to the top of the 2nd pitch of waves as suggested above (which is a great long pitch) you need a lot more than 5 or 6 draws as listed here. Maybe double that, I wasn't counting.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About