Smith's most traveled rock.
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
35 Total Routes
['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Morning Glory Wall:
Lion's Jaw 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Gumby 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Zebra/ Zion 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 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'
Cat Scan 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches, 170'
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 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Featured Route For Morning Glory Wall
5 Gallon Buckets 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c OR
: Smith Rock
: Morning Glory Wall
The huge huecos of 5 Gallon Buckets are often the first piece of rock that a climber touches on his or her first trip to the park. The fun and consistent 5.8 climbing is straightforward and enjoyable as a warmup or a toprope. A Smith classic!This is the left-most route on the big huecoed section of the wall. There's one bolt that can't be seen from the ground (it's in one of the big huecos), so remember to bring a 'draw for it.Due to its central location and easy grade this is possibly the mo...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Stitched panorama of Morning Glory Wall.
By Philip Scoles
From: bum fuck, Oregon
Nov 29, 2006
All of the draws have been replaced on Kings of Rap, Churning Sky and Churning in the Ozone. Thanks Ian.
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!