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Captain Cook S 
Geirful Warrior T 
Jackie's Separation Anxiety S 
Johnny Come Lately S 
Plateonic Love S 
Poppin' Cherries S 
Raycreation S 
Raytallyation S 
Rayzors Edge S 
Step Class S 
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless Warrior S 
X-Ray S 

Upper Wall 


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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Jul 14, 2010
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Description 

The Upper Wall is covered with big holds with the occasional thin section between them. The wall is slightly overhanging and has a few roofs or bulges to surmount.


Getting There 

From the drainage work around the right side of the Lower Wall


Climbing Season


12 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',6],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Wall:
Jackie's Separation Anxiety   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 45'   
X-Ray   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   
Raytallyation   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Geirful Warrior   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 55'   
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless Warrior   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Rayzors Edge   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 40'   
Raycreation   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 55'   
Captain Cook   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 45'   
Plateonic Love   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   
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Climbers on 4 of the routes that exist at this time. from left to right. X Ray, Jackie's Separation Anxiety,Sting Ray,Canadian Bacon.
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By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Jul 16, 2010

Beautiful area and really fun routes (for sport wankin'..hehe)! Much thanks to the EFR and Eric R. (& company?) for their development efforts. Good things happen when you combine multiple Eric's with some nice rock :)

By Hendrixson
Administrator
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 25, 2010

My understanding of the routes from left to right:

01) Johnny Come Lately (5.10)
02) Poppin' Cherries (5.10)
03) Step Class (5.10-)
04) X-Ray (5.8+)
05) Jackie's Separation Anxiety (5.9)
06) Raytallyation (5.10)
07) Sting Ray, AKA Gierless Warrior (5.11-)
08) Geirful Variation (5.11- / Mixed)
09) Plateonic Love (5.11+)
10) Rayzors Edge (5.11)
11) Captain Cook (5.11+)
12) Raycreation (5.11)

Kudos to all involved as everything I sampled was great fun. I look forward to trying the rest soon.

By Hendrixson
Administrator
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 13, 2010

On the way out yesterday (Sunday, Sept 12) I picked up a small, yellow Prana shirt and an aluminum water bottle with a Contact sticker. If these items belong to you let me know.

By "Canada" Eric Ruljancich
From: Tucson, AZ / Vancouver, BC
Oct 21, 2013

To the person who hacked away the scrub oak the base of the wall between Plateonic Love and Rayzors Edge:

If you are going to remove vegetation at the base of a climb please remove the minimal possible. In this case a little pruning would have been plenty. We left up the scrub oak when we put up the climbs, so removing just the new branches should have been plenty.

If you really decide that you need to take down the whole stalk, (which in this case was not necessary) then please use a saw and cut it flush with the ground.

Hacking down vegetation with an axe, and leaving pointy stumps and knocking over half chopped stalks is an embarrassment to beavers everywhere, is dangerous, and reflects poorly on all climbers. Please clean up your mess.

By Tomily
Aug 2, 2014

Hello Jason, I met you at the crag today. I have one of your quickdraws metolius with yellow nylon. Pm me or call me and we can meet up.