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Sven Towers  Rock Climbing 

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3 sets of Towers labelled 1, 2, 3
East facing the Verde Valley - Morning Sun and Afternoon Shade on those Hot Aug Afternoons.

Getting There 

128 to Palamino Turn left and go toward Gardner Wall / Tom Thumb Trailhead. Turn Right at sign and go toward crag
Stop at the first Morrell Wall Parking Lot.
New park signs will lead you up the Canyon to the saddle.
Towers 1 and 2 are to the left and 3 is down and on the right side of the Apron.

Climbing Season

For the McDowell Mountains area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Sven Towers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sven Towers :
Right Rib   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches   Sven Tower 3
Left Route    5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 185'   Sven Tower 3
Left Rib--5.9 variation AKA Ergone   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Sven Tower 3
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Featured Route For Sven Towers
Rock Climbing Photo: Frontal assault of Shark Tooth.  Pitons marked by ...

Shark Attack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Sven Tower 3
Crux is the first step up after clipping the first bolt--above horizontal. Direct start to the Shark Tooth formation up past a bolt to hidden piton on climber's left in upward facing flake on front of tooth. Can be viewed from below far left at shelf level before clipping first bolt. Then continue up as with Shark Tooth....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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From: Mesa AZ
Aug 11, 2010
The City of Scottsdale and the local AMC members have spent the time to make sure there is trail signage in this area. Although there are a number of faint trails to Sven 1 ... please try and use the trail that leads to 3 and work your way back to 2 instead of blazing up the side of the mountain.
From: Mesa AZ
Oct 31, 2010
@Linda - Its about a 15 min walk to the saddle - 5 minutes to the base of Sven 3
and another 5 minutes back up the hill and over to two and one...
By DamonWilliams
Oct 31, 2015
Anyone have an up-to-date record of topos, first ascent parties, route ratings and FA dates for Sven Towers I,II &/or III? Information does not have to be complete, anything you have will be valuable. Available info seems to be mostly by word of mouth...
From: Mesa AZ
3 days ago
Talk to Eric Filsinger ... He is writing a book about it.

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