Morrell's Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Beat Feet 5.7+ Crack Climb Morrell Wall, McDowell ...
Morrell's Wall lies in between the Sven Slab area and Gardener's Wall. It's fairly up on the side of the slope and the approach is a bit of a grunt. It seems to have fallen somewhat out of favor over the last few years, probably because of the access issues due to Arizona being up for sale to the highest bidder. There are some good routes up there that are worth the hike.
If you drive in as for Gardeners Wall, you will see a faint track on the left before you get to that turnoff. This can be followed south to the Morrell's Wall. I'm not sure about the legality of this drive-in, so you're on your own.
Climbing Season For the McDowell Mountains area.
Weather station 3.9 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Morrell's Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Morrell's Wall:
Beat Feet 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Mutt 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Jeff 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Featured Route For Morrell's Wall
Space Cadets 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Morrell's Wall
First I've got to say I only climbed the first 80' or so, I belayed and ended up rapping off from under the roof. This thing is action-packed. The first 35' or so is a tenuous seam that is quite delicate and takes thin gear. This is listed as 5.9 in the book, harder in my opinion. Gain a ledge, clip an old bolt, continue up into a slanting hand crack. Have fun switching from jams to lieback when it opens up. I belayed under the roof, but the route continues up past the roof, through another seam...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Looking south west @ Granite Dome or Morells Wal...
Morrell Wall, McDowell's
BETA PHOTO: Morrell's wall
Let's hope for 3 grown up Red Tails soon!
The Hawk's nest from Beat Feat
By David Shiembob
From: slc, ut
Feb 6, 2007
Approach beta - once you get to the "parking area" follow the double track towards the wall. Follow the track as it turns left and seems to dead end. Continue up the slope in the same direction until you gain the left hand ridge. Follow this ridge, which has a cairned trail on it, up to the wall. We didn't do this, and headed straight up the gut towards the wall. Heinous. We discovered the correct way on the way down.
Dec 22, 2010
Four new Bolts anchors added Nov 2010.
Phx Rock II,
# 111,112,113 Epacondilitis, Mutt/Jeff
Share new two bolt vertical chain with steel rap ring,
- rap Epaconilitis, one 50m rope
# 112,113,114 Mutt/Jeff (2nd pitch), Harpoon a Troon
Share new two bolt anchor with steel rap rings, rap one 60m rope
# 110, Leave it to Beaver, Second pitch,
two bolt anchor with steel rap rings, rap one 50m rope
# 107,108, Two,Sinbad,
two bolt anchor, rap two 50m ropes
By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Dec 22, 2010
Much appreciated Sun2Stone! This wall has been needing a make-over for a while now. At some point it would be prudent for someone to replace the aging protection bolts on these climbs as well.