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',135],['1 Star',72],['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:
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Kick in the Nuts 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : South Park
This climb has a committing start and jugs, sidepulls, no hands rests, underclings, crimps... quality route. It seems longer than it is. blocky and overhung. At some point(just above the thin face section) you will se a bolt on either side of you, you want to clip the right one and continue above it. You must be prepared to get a KICK IN THE NUTS!!!!originally 11b... I compare this climb to 'The Breeze' which has more difficult moves, but this route is longer. Its hard to call the same grade tho...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Bouldering by the stream...upper mountain
Bouldery start on this cool gear lead. "C&quo...