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
329 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',90],['2 Stars',135],['1 Star',71],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in 7 - Upper Highway
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Shanashee 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Neptune
The route boasts an inspirational runout after the second bolt (solid 5.9) atypical for the first ascentionist who normally had more conservative protection ideas. The leader died while climbing out an easier route that same day. p1 is 140' to the "toilet bowl" anchor (clean gear), p 2 about 50'...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Bouldery start on this cool gear lead. "C&quo...
A shot of Mt. Bigelow through the Rime Ice covered...