Upper Town Wall Rock Climbing
upper town wall aerial photo
The huge wall sitting above the town of Index visible from the road into town. Has routes both short and long, both aid and free, and both trad and sport. At about 30-min, it has a longer approach than the 2-min one to the Lower Wall, but well worth the hike.
Classic aid lines include Town Crier and Green Dragon. Great multipitch free routes include the Davis-Holland, Wildest Dreams, and Heaven's Gate. Also many 1-pitch routes at the base. The Cheeks area has routes that tend to stay dry in a rain and easy-to-set-up top ropes.
(Based on original Description and Getting There from Jonah, 2006)
From the Lower Wall parking, follow the train tracks to the Country area. Walk to the far right of the clearing, near the start of GM (there may be a notice board up) and follow the obvious path uphill to the base of the central wall area.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
72 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',28],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Town Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Town Wall:
Featured Route For Upper Town Wall
Black Sea 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a WA
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P1It is best to pre-clip the first bolt then start climbing from the right at an under cling. Follow bolts, a few small cams and a fixed 1/2" rod behind a flake. Climb up and right for more bolts, multiple small cruxes and a short layback up an arete past a few good cams to a few more bolts and a final difficult move just before the anchors.P2 Goes straight up the corner then steps left passing a bolt to gain another corner/Arete. Climb Arete and face past some huge knobs then head left past ...[more] Browse More Classics in WA