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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
302 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',68],['2 Stars',124],['1 Star',78],['Bomb',1]
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Ma'adim 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a AZ
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I think this is the only route on Mt. Lemmon to have graced the cover of Climbing Magazine (in fact, there are two more pictures of it in the feature article, “Hard Rock on the Lemmon” (No. 91, Aug 1985)). It shows Jim on the third pitch, dramatically palming a sloper and grimacing at the next move – in hideously checkered yellow lycra. Those were the days, uh? (And, no, Ma’adim didn’t make the cover just because I was the working at the mag at the time; it was the editor’s call).Vy...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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