Access Issue: Potentially unavailable to climbing February through July if raptors are breeding here. Details

Description

All the routes are sport routes raging from 5.10 to 5.12. The seasons are the same as for the other summit crags, spring through fall.

Getting There

Driving up the Catalina Highway, turn right on the road to the ski valley. Continue past the ski valley, through a gate, and down a rough paved road. Drive to the gravel parking lot on the left just before the observatory. Park here and continue on foot, up the road, following the 'trail' sign. (Stay left when you see the sign at the observatory).

Ten minutes will bring you to a metal shed on the right hand side of the road. There is a spring here on the left...its probably safe, but drink at your own risk.

Continue past this shed for another couple hundred yards until you see a green transformer on the right. A trail will lead off left, downhill toward the crags. Five minutes on this trail will put you between the Ravens and the Fortress. Keep right and follow trail down to the back of the Fortress. At the back of the Fortress turn right (west) and follow the trail angling down to the obvious small crag.

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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Christian
Casa do Cacete
Christian   Casa do Cacete
FWIW, the following routes just right of "Fern Roof" are walk-offs, there's anchors for belaying up a second but not for lowering or rapping: Inferno 5.10+, Crystal Roof 5.11, Crystal Ball 5.11. 60m is about 10 feet SHORT of the ground if you lower off anyway (off your own anchors, bail biners, etc..) Oct 12, 2013
Ben May
San Diego, CA
Ben May   San Diego, CA
Anyone know if these routes can be accessed for rope solo or top rope? Thanks. Oct 21, 2016
1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
Rope solo yes, TR if you rap to where the routes end. Oct 21, 2016
1Eric Rhicard
Tucson
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
I think there are now anchors for lowering of the routes Christian mentions. Oct 21, 2016
Ben May
San Diego, CA
Ben May   San Diego, CA
Hey Eric. Thanks homie. I was able to get some laps in here and at Murray Wall. Oct 23, 2016