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Baby Back T 
Backbone T 
Cracked Rib T 
Dermatome  T 
Ergone  T,S 
Head T 
Left Rib--5.9 variation AKA Ergone T 
Left Route  S 
Plaque Attack T,TR 
Right Rib T,S 
Shark Attack T 
Shark Tooth T 
Spare Rib T,TR 
Spinal Block T 
Spinal Cracker T,TR 
Spinal Nerve T 
Spinal Tap T 
Undercling T 

Sven Tower 3  Rock Climbing 

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Great long mixed routes on good rock. East facing, looking out over Verde Valley, and Fountain Hills.

Getting There 

Hike as described to saddle, continue to follow trail down and around the apron, looking upward you will see the route bolts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sven Tower 3

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sven Tower 3 :
Backbone   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Undercling   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 160'   
Left Route    5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 185'   
Shark Tooth   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Spinal Tap   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 150'   
Left Rib--5.9 variation AKA Ergone   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Ergone    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Dermatome    5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Spare Rib   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Spinal Cracker   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Spinal Tap 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Sven Tower 3
Start is same as Ergon but traverses right toward and into chimney instead of going straight up at the head wall above horizontal crack and after first bolt on that wall. Psychological crux is stemming out and transitioning into the chimney. Finishes on left arete after 15 feet of chimney climbing straight up....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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From: Mesa AZ
Aug 6, 2010
Please help keep this place clean. I have been picking up beer bottles, climbing tape and PET bottle tops from this site.

I will replace the webbing on the first pitch of the first right side climb sometime this weekend.

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