Elevation: 8,500 ft
GPS: 32.434, -110.798 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Luke Bertelsen on Apr 8, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
Access Issue: Potentially unavailable to climbing February through July if raptors are breeding here. Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Murray Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
School Of Hard Rocks
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Tiger Paw
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Treeline
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 34
Mandatory Doug Testing
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Murray Freestone
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
School Of Hard Rocks
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tiger Paw
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Treeline
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mandatory Doug Testing
 34
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Murray Freestone
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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