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Upper Town Wall

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Upper Town Wall 


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Location: 47.824, -121.5655 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Peter Franzen, Jon Nelson, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Jon Nelson on May 19, 2012
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M. Rynkiewicz on Echolocation (11b).

Description 

The huge wall sitting above the town of Index visible from the road into town. Has long routes, both aid and free, and a mix of 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)


Getting There 

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.


55 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Town Wall:
The Zipper   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b A2     Trad, Aid, 4 pitches   Lower Cheeks
Lovin' Arms   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Central Wall Area
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Central Wall Area
Sideshow   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 80'   Earwax Wall
Heaven's Gate   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches   Dana's Arch Area
Green Drag-on   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c C2-3     Trad, Aid, 6 pitches, 500'   Central Wall Area
Up'er Zipper   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   The Beach
Dana's Arch   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c A3     Trad, Sport, Aid, 4 pitches   Dana's Arch Area
Earwax   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Earwax Wall
Golden Road   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Dana's Arch Area
Clay   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Lower Cheeks
Black Sea   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   The Black Sea
Echolocation   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Black Sea
Tempituous   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Dana's Arch Area
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michaels route)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   The Beach
Engines of Archimedes   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport   Lower Cheeks
Heat Seeker   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Lower Cheeks
Normandy   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport   The Beach
Wildest Dreams   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Dana's Arch Area
Town Crier   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b C2     Trad, Aid, 6 pitches, 700'   Central Wall Area
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