7 - Upper Highway Rock Climbing
Bouldering by the stream...upper mountain
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
328 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',89],['2 Stars',135],['1 Star',71],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in 7 - Upper Highway
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Flight of Imagination 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a AZ
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A really fantastic route that will test you several ways. Climb easier terrain up to the easy looking dihedral ramp. Layback, squeeze and jam your way up the dihedral to a large knob guarding the headwall. Tiptoe your way onto the knob, and make a big toss to get established on the face. Once on the steep headwall gymnastic moves on good (but hard to read) holds will lead you all the way to the top of the cliff....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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