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The Murray Wall

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Afterburner S 
Amandatory Bolt Testing S 
Countdown To Ecstasy S 
Crystal Ladder S 
Forever in Bluejeans S 
Hobo Bolter S 
Kiddie Treats T 
Kundalini Express S 
Mandatory Doug Testing S 
Murray Freestone S 
Oreos & Promises S 
School Of Hard Rocks S 
Scratching Post S 
Tiger Paw S 
Tiger Teeth S 
Treeline S 
Widowmaker S 

The Murray Wall  

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 32.4337, -110.7977 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season

For the 8 - Summit Crags area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',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+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Hobo Bolter   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Mandatory Doug Testing   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Treeline   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Murray Freestone   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Kundalini Express   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
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Nice looking rock on the Murray Wall
Looking across at Raven A from the top of the Murr...
Looking across at Raven A from the top of the Murr...

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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
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.
By jaspur
From: tucson,az
Jul 8, 2015
Found someone's hat today at the Murray wall. If it's yers send me a pm with a description and I'll get it back to you
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