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Elevation: 9,100 ft
GPS: 32.4334, -110.7971
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The Ravens are between Rappel Rock and the Fortress and are closer to the latter. There are four towers that jut from the hillside. They run from SSE to NNW. A variety of routes adventure to sport can be found here as well as some great summits that can only be reached by climbers. Depending on which side of a tower you climb routes can range from 100-200 feet long. Some of Mt. Lemmon's longest most sustained single pitch sport routes (140 ft.) are found here and should not be missed. The towers (A, B, C, & D have routes on most sides so if you want shade you can usually find it. The Murray Wall is at the upper end and is not a tower. It has a number of routes 5.11-5.12 that face west. The approach may seem long by Mt. Lemmon standards (25-40) but it is well worth it.

Getting There Suggest change

The approach by the time you leave from the grocery store at Tanque Verde and the Catalina highway takes about 90 minutes. Drive to the top of the mountain through the gate just past the ski area. Where the gate blocks the road to the observatory park in the parking lot on the left. Hike left around fenced transformers. Follow the fire lookout road down hill. Hike past the turn to the lookout and go past the Summerhaven (steel shack) water pumphouse about 300 yards. Turn left at an electrical box as the road curves back to the right and rises slightly. Depending on the routes you want to do hike down the left or right side of the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Ravens

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Hotshot
Sport 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 45
MoMo Buttress
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
If You Bolt It They Will Come
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Epic Commander
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 61
El Curvo
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 24
Pooter Chainsaw Massacre
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 40
Swing Set
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 7
Layer Cake
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 8
Block Party
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 11
Capillary Attraction
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 40
Raven Maniac
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Baritone
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 4
Never More
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 4
El Cuervo
Sport 2 pitches
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 4
Little Birds
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hotshot Raven C > W Face
 28
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 3 pitches
MoMo Buttress Raven D > W Face
 45
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
If You Bolt It They Will Come Raven C > E Face
 27
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Epic Commander Raven C > E Face
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
El Curvo Raven C > E Face
 61
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Pooter Chainsaw Massacre Raven B
 24
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Swing Set Raven B
 40
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Layer Cake Raven A > W Face
 7
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Block Party Raven B
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Sport
Capillary Attraction Raven B
 11
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Raven Maniac Raven B
 40
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Baritone Raven A > E Face
 4
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Never More Raven B
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
El Cuervo Raven D > E Face & Union Wall
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
Little Birds Raven C > E Face
 4
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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