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Giant slabs easily seen on hillside at southwestern edge of the basin. This area is not affected by annual peregrine closure.

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Follow climbers trails that originates from the Clark Springs Trail TR 40. Updated trail description to come...

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Weather station 6.2 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Waves of Rock

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'   
Original Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: First Pitch of Original Route.

Original Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Waves of Rock
Climb a large block to your first step across move to a right leaning crack. First pitch is trad past a small tree before two bolts over slab, then a two bolt anchor. The second pitch takes a bolt straight up from the anchor, and then wanders along varying slab and crack. At the very end of my rope length (60m), there is a nice spot to anchor next to a large tree.Second pitch is much easier, perhaps 5.6 or less, but a longer pitch. there is an easy walk to the summit, and a large ramp walkoff ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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By MacM
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..

-Mac PPG
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.
By dandannoodlebowl
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.

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