This is the large expanse of wall that includes the routes Aphrodite thru Kathy's Corner. This wonderful stretch of stone is the location of many hard trad routes and several difficult sporty climbs. The Upper Wall gets early morning sun and afternoon shade.
From the Air Conditioner corner the Upper Wall lies above and to the right. Access to the horizontal ledge system that traverses the base of the wall is easy and straightforward. This provides the best way to the base of 3 Pin and most of the routes from the left side to the middle of the wall. Access to the left side of the wall for Aphrodite and Dunn's Dihedral is probably best accomplished by scrambling up from the AC corner.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Upper Wall:
Aphrodite 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Dunn's Dihedral 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Gymnastics 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Kathy's Corner 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Sasafrass 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 170'
Maria's Farewell 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Corky's Rumpet 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Christine's Dream 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
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Sasafrass 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CO : Gunnison : ... : The Upper Wall
You'll find this gem of a splitter located high up on the left side of the first buttress on the north-facing wall of an obvious, right-facing corner. Scramble up to the base of the route and climb a weird move off the ground towards the corner. Climb 5.8 stemming/jamming to a sloping ledge. Continue on stellar face climbing until you are at the base of the splitter. Enjoy the rest! This route can also be split into two pitches by belaying at the sloping ledge.Descent: Double rope rap off three ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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