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Anacram T 
Cakewalk T 
Freeway T 
Junkyard God T 
Meaner than a Junkyard Dog T 
MetroLink TR 
Nobody Walks in LA T 
Sig Alert (aka Cast Up A Highway) T 
Talking Fish, The T 
Totally Nuts T 

Upper Freeway Wall  


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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 23, 2009
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Description 

With over a dozen routes from 5.7 to 5.11 and a minimal approach this southwest-facing (morning shade/afternoon sun) crag is a popular venue especially during the winter. The normal descent is done by heading down a rocky gully on the backside (past Offramp, 5.10a/b on the right) and circling back around to the base.

Some of the better routes here include Cakewalk (5.8), Nobody Walks in LA (5.9), Sig Alert (aka Cast Up A Highway) (5.10b), Anacram (5.10c) and The Talking Fish (5.10c/d).

Getting There 

Access via the Lost Horse Road and park where available near the formation. A worn climber's trail leads into boulders where some uphill scrambling leads to the base of the wall. Plan on anywhere from 10-20 minutes for the approach.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.2 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Freeway Wall:
Cakewalk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Nobody Walks in LA   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Sig Alert (aka Cast Up A Highway)   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Anacram   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Scott Nomi makes a long reach on the traverse of C...

Cakewalk 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Upper Freeway Wall
Cakewalk climbs an obvious crack on the south side of Freeway Wall, fairly high up the gully before reaching the highpoint of a small pass.Climb the nice thin hand crack up to where the wall steepens and the crack thins. Traverse left a few feet to a juggy hand crack going over a small overhang. Head up and a bit right on the crack as it goes from hands to fingers to fist.This is a nice sustained pitch. Pretty easy for 5.9 - this is a good lead for those breaking into 9....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Upper Freeway Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Tony on the steep bit.
Tony on the steep bit.
Shane on Cake Walk
Shane on Cake Walk
Close up of Tony just past the crux.
Close up of Tony just past the crux.

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By Phil Esra
Dec 9, 2014
There are new-looking bolts at the east end of the dome. We put a pair of leavers on these and rapped, but pulling the rope put a gnarly twist in it--next time I'd just walk off the back. There is also a new-looking, BIZARRELY located bolt a few feet back from this pair. It looks like it's not deep enough into the rock, and the nut is half an inch away from the hanger. It also appears to protect entirely flat ground with no exposure. Somebody practicing their drilling?
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Dec 9, 2014
Those are probably an anchor for a high line.
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Dec 9, 2014
Those are probably gone by tomorrow...
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Dec 9, 2014
all the way up there? Clearly inaccessible.