7 - Upper Highway Rock Climbing
A shot of Mt. Bigelow through the Rime Ice covered...
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
321 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',80],['2 Stars',135],['1 Star',72],['Bomb',1]
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Odyssey 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Poseidon
If you've ever complained that there's not enough good cracks in Southern Arizona, then you need to go climb this route RIGHT NOW. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this is probably the best crack I've climbed in SoAZ. Unfortunately, there's high overhead: a long approach, plus either mediocre finishing pitches or a complex descent, but the second pitch alone is worth it and there's a number of other good pitches in the area. A good strategy might be to climb the first two pitches and t...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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Bouldery start on this cool gear lead. "C&quo...