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Block Party S 
Capillary Attraction S 
El Curvo S 
Epic Commander T 
Hails Bails T 
Hotshot S 
If You Bolt It They Will Come S 
Layer Cake S 
Lemmon Meringue S 
Lightning Streaks T 
Luke Slingwalker T 
MoMo Buttress S 
On A Wing And A Prayer S 
Organized Labor S 
Pooter Chainsaw Massacre S 
Rantin' & Raven S 
Raven Maniac S 
Right Ventricle S 
Shenanigans S 
Stint S 
Swing Set S 

The Ravens Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,100'
Location: 32.4334, -110.7971 View Map  Incorrect?
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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 

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.

Climbing Season

For the 8 - Summit Crags area.

Weather station 4.4 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Ravens

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Ravens:
Luke Slingwalker   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Lightning Streaks   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Hotshot   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   
MoMo Buttress   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
If You Bolt It They Will Come   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 145'   
El Curvo   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Pooter Chainsaw Massacre   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Capillary Attraction   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 100'   
Swing Set   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Rantin' & Raven   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Raven Maniac   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jon Mavko stemming at the top of El Curvo.  Lots o...

El Curvo 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : The Ravens
This one is a GEM. 130ft. that involves crystal pulling (big and small), good sequencing, some spicy bolt spacing, and tops it off with stemming (a little bit at the beginning, and some with great exposure at the end). A must do if you've made your way down to the Ravens....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Ravens from Rap Rock
The Ravens from Rap Rock
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The Ravens from Orifice Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Touring above the Raven's.
Touring above the Raven's.
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The Ravens
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By Dwook
Oct 28, 2010
If anyone finds a Red number 1 Black Diamond Cam I think I accidentally lost it here...Near the first Raven just as you cut off from the main path to approach. Mike (805)907-2279
By jaspur
From: tucson,az
Sep 4, 2014
Found some booty at the base of if you bolt it they will come. Pm me with a description if you want it back

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