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Routes in The Murray Wall

Afterburner S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Amandatory Bolt Testing S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Countdown To Ecstasy S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Crystal Ladder S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Forever in Bluejeans S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hobo Bolter S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Kiddie Treats T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Kundalini Express S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mandatory Doug Testing S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Murray Freestone S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Oreos & Promises S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
School Of Hard Rocks S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Scratching Post S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tiger Paw S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tiger Teeth S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Treeline S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Widowmaker S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c


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.
Closed to climbing March 15 - June 30 Details

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.

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jaspur Chafer
jaspur Chafer   tucson,az
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 Jul 8, 2015
Tucson, AZ
Hendrixson   Tucson, AZ
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. Jul 14, 2012
Robert Hunter
Tucson, AZ
Robert Hunter   Tucson, AZ
Back wall : (32.43336°,-110.79786°,8674ʹ) : WGS84 Aug 2, 2010
missoula, mt
joshf   missoula, mt
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. Oct 26, 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. Aug 5, 2007
Scott Tucker
Tucson, AZ
Scott Tucker   Tucson, AZ
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. Aug 5, 2007

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