Greg, after the crux of Biosfear. If you also do ...
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
302 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',67],['2 Stars',125],['1 Star',78],['Bomb',1]
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Pocket Protector 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Trundle Pinnacle
Best pocket route of its grade in the Catalinas. The hardest part about this route is settling on which jugs to use. A low crux gives way to shamefully large pockets on the upper face.With a standard rack it is possible to continue up from the slab left of the anchors. Climb the bulge, then left, then up through bulges to the "high-point" anchors on the pinnacle. A single 70M rope will get you back to your pack. Might be a good idea to bring extra webbing for the anchor.(Please note that the roc...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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