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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.


10 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',2]
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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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Featured Route For Upper Freeway Wall
"Anacram". <br />Photo by Blitzo.

Anacram 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Upper Freeway Wall
Start about 20' left of Cakewalk (5.8) by climbing past a solitary bolt into an arching, left-facing corner. Higher, steep and enjoyable moves lead past another bolt into a thin crack which leads to the top.A great route which should not be missed if in the area, this climb will leave a favorable impression on you. Three stars out of five....[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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