All Locations > Arizona > Central Arizona > *Phoenix Areas > McDowell Mountains > Sven Towers > Sven Tower 3
Avg: 2.5 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft, Grade II|
|Page Views:||788 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Ted Smith on Oct 3, 2010|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Access Issue: Access: Details
For the moment, access to this area by climbers should be from a temporary trailhead/parking area that is located near the old Morrell's Wall Parking Lot area. From there, the new Tom's Thumb Trail leads up toward Morrells Wall, Gardeners Wall and on to Tom's Thumb. Please look for, and use designated climber access trails.
Cruxy move at the transition onto a headwall just above a horizontal crack is really really fun! Another psychological crux is found stepping up over another wall 25 or so ft. above and to the right--due to exposure, but it is a well-protected move. Very thin footwork near the top probably marks the technical crux for the climb!
Starts the same as the Left Rib Arete climb, but deviates to the right onto a seemingly blank face and stays exposed nearly the rest of the way to the top. Route E on the posted topo.