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Avalon 5 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Fortress, The 6 / 37 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 42
Murray Wall, The 1 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Rappel Rock 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Ravelin, The 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Ravens, The 4 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22

Description

The Summit Crags, as the name implies, are located near the uppermost elevations of Mount Lemmon. They are home to some of the longest and highest quality routes in the Santa Catalinas.

The seasonal raptor nesting closures limit the season here to late summer and autumn. Be particularly aware of afternoon storms and lightning if visiting this area early in the season.

Closed to climbing March 15 - June 30 Details

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).

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Classic Climbing Routes at 8 - Summit Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Black Quacker
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Standard Route
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bender-Axen
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Steel Crazy
Sport 4 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Chiboni
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Fort Stress
Sport 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
El Curvo
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Swing Set
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unattended Consequences
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Raven Maniac
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Hard Day at The Orifice
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Orifice Politics
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Eureka
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Coup de' tat
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Granite of the Apes
Sport
Black Quacker Rappel Rock 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Standard Route Rappel Rock 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
Bender-Axen Rappel Rock 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Steel Crazy Fortress > Southeast Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 4 pitches
Chiboni Rappel Rock 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Fort Stress Fortress > Southeast Face 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
El Curvo Ravens 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Swing Set Ravens 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Unattended Consequences Fortress > Orifice Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Raven Maniac Ravens 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hard Day at The Orifice Fortress > Orifice Wall 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Orifice Politics Fortress > Orifice Wall 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Eureka Fortress > Orifice Wall 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Coup de' tat Fortress > Orifice Wall 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Granite of the Apes Fortress > Orifice Wall 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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Jimbo  
+1 Andy. Lots and lots of other crags on the Lemmon. Be patient everyone. Jun 13, 2012

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