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
320 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',80],['2 Stars',135],['1 Star',71],['Bomb',1]
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You Bastards 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : South Park
The longest and arguably the best route at South Park, You Bastards shares two bolts with They Killed Kenny before venturing right across a low angle ledge. Pull a series of overhung blocks to complete the first crux and be rewarded with a ledge that allows for full recovery. Continue on easier ground for a few bolts until a nearly featureless headwall is encountered. After ninety feet of climbing it is time for the second and harder crux. Delicately balance your way throug...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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