7 - Upper Highway Rock Climbing
A shot of Mt. Bigelow through the Rime Ice covered...
The Upper Highway area covers crags and climbs from Palisades Ranger Station (milepost 19.4) on up to the top if the mountain. It includes areas near the summit, but accessed by means other than the Summit Crags.
This section of the mountain will likely be very cold, or under snow, in winter months. Seasonal closures for raptor nesting in some areas further shorten the climbing season here. But when access is open and weather permits, the Upper Mountain offers some of the longest and most committing routes on the mountain.
Upper Highway is not included as a chapter in Squeezing the Lemmon II, but will be consistent with Eric's new guide when it is published.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
321 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',80],['2 Stars',136],['1 Star',71],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in 7 - Upper Highway
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 7 - Upper Highway:
Featured Route For 7 - Upper Highway
Red Tide 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Neptune
Excellent climbing on the best rock you can find in the mountain. Starts with a steep (lower quality rock) section up to a good juggy ledge. Then the party starts. Hard long moves on small crimpers and no feet traverse up and right unto a red wall. The climbing here is delicate and superb, moving up towards the large underclinging flake. Then pompy long moves put you on a decent rest just before a very thin and committing crux high above your last bolt, just before you clip the anchors. The h...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Bouldering by the stream...upper mountain
Bouldery start on this cool gear lead. "C&quo...