A telecommunications wall rack is particularly adapted for supporting a plurality of telecommunications panels. The wall rack includes a support frame which is adapted for mounting on a substantially vertical surface. The wall rack includes a mounting frame adapted for supporting a plurality of telecommunications panels. A pair of aligned hinges pivotally connects the mounting frame to the support frame. Each of the hinges has an axis of pivoting substantially aligned with the axis of pivoting of the other hinge of the pair. Each of the hinges has a threaded hinge pin mounted on the support frame. The mounting frame is threadedly connected to each hinge pin for pivoting on the hinge pins. A locking apparatus releasably connects the mounting frame to the support frame to allow selective pivoting of the mounting frame on the threaded hinge pins relative to the support frame to provide access to both sides of the mounting frame.