Josh on "Burning Man", Upper Wall. Dec. ...
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',10],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',6],['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'
Handyman 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Zozobra 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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
Psycho Killer 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b NM
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The 5.12 listed in "Rock and Road." A slight offset crack that slowly gets wider up a gently overhanging and featureless wall. The crux is tight greens through the overhanging section, with no feet. Short and straight forward; pure (and painful) crack climbing at its best. The anchor is two Rawl 5 piece bolts right under the roof....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
BETA PHOTO: Topo of central section of Upper Wall Photo courte...
BETA PHOTO: Topo for the Trojan Sector and Haymaker Sector
BETA PHOTO: #1 - Handyman #2 - Isengard #3 - New Mexico Welcom...
BETA PHOTO: Mini guide for upper wall
BETA PHOTO: Overview photo of upper wall with routes marked.
BETA PHOTO: Upper wall overview photo with routes marked.
Upper Wall colors, October 2013. The late-summer f...
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.