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
322 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',81],['2 Stars',137],['1 Star',72],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in 7 - Upper Highway
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Stepping Into Blue Sky 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : The Steep
This Tony Lusk project is one of the best and steepest 5.11s on the mountain. Tricky, burly, sustained. This route can be done 2 ways...1) Original start is down on the corner and leads up to SE face at about 11b.Eases off after the 4th bolt. Clip one more and go around the corner to a surprisingly comfy belay stance. 2nd pitch traverses left a bit more, then heads up the spectacular, forearm-testing, overhanging arete for 45 more feet to anchor. Seems 11c done this way. This is my preferred...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Bouldering by the stream...upper mountain
Bouldery start on this cool gear lead. "C&quo...