For the moment, access to this area by climbers should be from a temporary trailhead/parking area that is located near the old Morrell's Wall Parking Lot area. From there, the new Tom's Thumb Trail leads up toward Morrells Wall, Gardeners Wall and on to Tom's Thumb. Please look for, and use designated climber access trails.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
3 sets of Towers labelled 1, 2, 3 East facing the Verde Valley - Morning Sun and Afternoon Shade on those Hot Aug Afternoons.
128 to Palamino Turn left and go toward Gardner Wall / Tom Thumb Trailhead. Turn Right at sign and go toward crag Stop at the first Morrell Wall Parking Lot. New park signs will lead you up the Canyon to the saddle. Towers 1 and 2 are to the left and 3 is down and on the right side of the Apron.
Good solid rock past two bolts to first pitch crux - a semi off-width chimney easily protected. Second pitch is short past two bolts and great belay station. Third pitch goes across the chasm to the left and up the obvious Y-shaped crack above. Move across the ramp leading up - you can sling the horn and then up two moves to the top anchors....[more]Browse More Classics in AZ
The City of Scottsdale and the local AMC members have spent the time to make sure there is trail signage in this area. Although there are a number of faint trails to Sven 1 ... please try and use the trail that leads to 3 and work your way back to 2 instead of blazing up the side of the mountain.