(g) Morning Glory Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Churning Buttress ----------------- Churning In Th...
The Morning Glory Wall is home to some of the best and most popular routes at Smith. Sunny, warm, and accessable routes range from the ever-popular 5 Gallon Buckets
(5.8) to the crimpfests like Churning In the Wake and Taco Chips. This area is often the place to be seen at Smith, and the popular routes will almost always have a group under them. Expect to wait in line for the most popular selections on busy weekend days.
Virtually all of the routes here are well-protected by bomber bolts and are on clean, solid rock.
The Morning Glory Wall stretches from the Cocaine Gully on the right to the Peanut on the left. From the bridge, follow the trails along the hillside past the gullies.
Weather station 7.0 miles from here
39 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in (g) Morning Glory Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (g) Morning Glory Wall:
Lion's Jaw 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Zion 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 350'
Morning Sky 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Lion Zion 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 185'
Overboard 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Zebra Seam 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Magic Light 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 2 pitches
Oxygen 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Featured Route For (g) Morning Glory Wall
Vicious Fish 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a OR
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: (g) Morning Glory Wall
This is the ultimate prize on the Churning Buttress. Each winter hardmen flock to this site in search of 'good' (read: frigid) conditions for the redpoint. This is another great example of a route without holds. Sure, there are holds in spots, but in the business, you're basically slapping and sloping on pitiful ripples.The route begins a few meters right of Churning, atop a flat boulder. Careful not to bump your head while surmounting the V0 boulder problem to reach the opening holds. The ...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
Stitched panorama of Morning Glory Wall.
Smith's most traveled rock.
Jul 22, 2009
Okay, okay, okay...I thought it would be fun for people to have something to push for (goals are always good and having fun is even better). So why not keep track of our times up Zebra Zion, from base of climb and back to the base, with two or more partners...I guess if you want you could go solo, but always better to be safe! If you go as fast as you wanted you get to but yourself a beer and a doggy bone for me!