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The Murray Wall

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School Of Hard Rocks 
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The Murray Wall 


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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 32.4337, -110.7977 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Luke Bertelsen on Apr 8, 2006
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Description 

This is a great summer area. Not only is it nice and cool because its at the top, but it is also in the shade for a good portion of the day. You are unlikely to see many other people here, and if you do it is likely they are hiking out to the Fortress and not stopping to climb the few routes that are here. If you've not climbed up this high on Mt. Lemmon you will be surprised to see that the rock is different. It is very much like the rock in Tuolomne Meadows in YNP.
You can toprope most of these climbs by accessign the top of the cliff.
This area is affected by the Pergrine Falcon closure that applies to the other summit crags.


Getting There 

Drive all the way past the ski area and up the access road to the Mt. Lemmon Observatory. There is a parking lot with trailhead that heads out to Lemmon Rock Lookout. Hike this very wide trail for a ways past Quartzite Spring (metal shed). Further down you will see a electrical transformer box on the right. Shortly after this cut left into the pines and pick up a very distinct trail that leads to the back of the Ravens and The Murray Wall.


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',5],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Murray Wall:
School Of Hard Rocks   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Hobo Bolter   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Mandatory Doug Testing   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Treeline   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Murray Freestone   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Kundalini Express   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
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Murray Freestone 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : The Murray Wall
This is an interesting climb. I feel like this could be lumped into the "warm-up for The Orifice" category. I found it a bit harder than Mandatory Doug Testing. The climbing is also a little less straight forward which makes for more interesting climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Looking across at Raven A from the top of the Murray  wall the crack is called rumple stiltkin.  The climbers on it at the time expressed extreme distaste when they saw the bolts they were supposed to clip on the top of the second pitch.
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Nice looking rock on the Murray Wall
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By Scott Tucker
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 5, 2007

To get to the routes on the backside, take the faint trail down and around a large fallen tree then work back toward the cliff. Scramble through a notch and up to the climbs on the left wall.

By 1Eric Rhicard
Aug 5, 2007

That would be downhill to the right of the Murray Wall. It is orange and overhangs and is between 30 and 50 feet tall.

By joshf
From: missoula, mt
Oct 26, 2007

There are actually several more easy routes on the backside of the Murray wall. These can be found in EFR's squeezing the lemmon II. All of them are slab climbs on crystals.

By Robert Hunter
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 2, 2010

Back wall : (32.43336,-110.79786,8674ʹ) : WGS84

By Hendrixson
Administrator
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 14, 2012

My understanding of the routes at the Murray Wall...

Left (North, Right to Left)

Windowmaker (11b, bc)
Crystal Ladder (11a, bc)

Front (West, Left to Right):

Afterburner (12, bc)
Forever In Bluejeans (12a, bc)
Murray Freestone (11b, bc)
Kundalini Express (12a, bc)
Mandatory Doug Testing (11a, bc) Shares start Kundalini Express; branches right into weakness.
Karmic Relief (11a, gc)
Cracked Rhythm (12, bc)
Countdown To Ecstasy (11+, bc)

Back (East, Left to Right):

Amandatory Bolt Testing (9, bc, 110ft!) Prior to gully
Treeline (11a, bc) Left of pine tree.
Tiger Paw (10a, bc) First route right of big pine tree. Shares anchors w/ School of Hard Rocks.
School Of Hard Rocks (10a, bc) Shares anchors w/ Tiger Paw.
Hobo Bolter (10d, bc)
Scratching Post (9+, bc)
Tiger Teeth (7, bc) Shares anchors w/ Oreas & Promises.
Oreos & Promises (8, bc) Shares anchors w/ Tiger Teeth.