The Upper Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: A view from Aphrodite to Half Hearted.
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.
Climbing Season For the First Buttress area.
Weather station 10.3 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Upper Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Upper Wall:
Aphrodite 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Gymnastics 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Sasafrass 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 170'
Outer Limits 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For The Upper Wall
Singapore Sling 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CO
: ... : The Upper Wall
Start the same as for Christine's and Corky's. Work up on progressively harder climbing to the base of the big roof. From here, Christine's goes straight up more roofs and Corkey's traverses out left around the big nose. Singapore Sling takes the classic 5.10b undercling out the roof to the right. Traditionally a semi-hanging belay was set immediately after turning the roof. This is probably still a good idea not only to cut down on rope drag b...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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The Upper Wall at sunrise.