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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
304 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',68],['2 Stars',126],['1 Star',78],['Bomb',1]
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The Broken Blade 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a AZ
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Joe S and K clued me in to this stunning line with the caveat that it may not go at all. Sure enough it was one of the blankest walls I had seen on Lemmon, with many of the holds not apparent even now with chalk on them. However, unlikely holds appeared, sequences emerged, and The Broken Blade was born. The route begins in the middle of the face to the right of Infrared Heart. At the first bolt launch into a progressively difficult boulder problem requiring extreme tension and fingers of rebar. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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