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Sven Tower 1 
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Sven Tower 3  

Sven Towers  


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Description 

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.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 185'   Sven Tower 3
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Featured Route For Sven Towers
100 foot wide, split into three sections by two chimneys. Climb past first bolt, past two horizontal seams and a then to a perched boulder to a the base of handcrack leading to a short headwall. Single Rope Descent.

Sail On 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Sven Tower 2
I thought the crux was at the transition to the main crack - there was a dusty shoot to clean and a med nut fit fine - but it was a dedicated move ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By ClimbPHX.com
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.

By ClimbPHX.com
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...