The upper wall can be approached by any of any of the approaches marked on the main overview map. The majority of the routes on this wall are 100 feet or less, though there are some excellent routes that require two ropes. The easiest way to get to the wall proper is to head up the shoulder of the Capulet side canyon and the main canyon.
Weather station 6.1 miles from here
50 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Wall:
Full Monty 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Zozobra 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Handyman 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Trojan 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Buck Up 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 165'
Burning Man 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Buck Nasty 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Isengard 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Upper Wall
Isengard 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b NM
: Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ...
: ... : Upper Wall
This is an extraordinary route in an extraordinary location and well worth the effort of climbing a (fun) approach pitch to get to it. The route starts on a civilized belay ledge at the base of the crack, climbs beautiful 11- fingers/thin hands to a pod where it possible to get a no hands rest below a tiny roof. The business begins with 12+ laybacking up a shallow edge for about ten feet to a jug and a quasi-rest/stem; excellent nut placement here. More 5.12 stemming and face climbing ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
May 15, 2016
Last week, 05/10/16, my wife and I were terrorized by a red tail hawk at the Upper Wall. He seemed most territorial over Buck Up and I ended up leaving a biner on the bolt to make for a hasty retreat. For the rest of the day, any time we got over about 75' he swooped in but wasn't as aggressive as with Buck Up. Just a word of caution, don't get your eyes pecked out.