Elevation: 5,729 ft
GPS: 37.527, -118.575 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jul 20, 2006
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Description

The Upper Gorge is a little narrower and more winding than the other sections of the Gorge. The cliffs face a variety of directions allowing the ability to chase shade or sun. There are several popular cliffs including the Gorgeous Towers, Gotham City, the Dihedrals and the Flavin' Haven. There is a good amount of quality moderates in the Upper Gorge. The hard climber should check out the Trestle wall, Holy Trinity, Joe's Garage and Franklin's Tower.

Getting There

Use the Upper Gorge parking lot, hike down the upper power plant road for a couple minutes looking for a steep trail down to the right. This trail leads into a 3rd class gully and then down a steep rocky trail.

The page shows the coordinates for around the north parking area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Gorge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 99
Gangsta Lean
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 89
Slip 'n Slide
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 117
Lava Haul
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 151
Dr. Evil
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 106
Machine Gun Jumblies
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 241
Gorgeous
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 100
Wacked Scenario
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 77
Tall Dollar
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 113
Superfly
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 135
Pick Pocket
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 123
O.R.G.asam
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 141
Grindrite
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 73
C'mon Knucko
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 106
Knucko's Pride of the North
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 63
Flex Your Head
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gangsta Lean Dihedrals
 99
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Slip 'n Slide Lower Elbow Room
 89
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lava Haul Flavin Haven
 117
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dr. Evil Gotham City
 151
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Machine Gun Jumblies Gotham City
 106
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Gorgeous Gorgeous Towers
 241
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wacked Scenario Gorgeous Towers
 100
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tall Dollar Gotham City
 77
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Superfly Cracked Towers
 113
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Pick Pocket Holy Trinity
 135
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
O.R.G.asam Dihedrals
 123
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Grindrite Gotham City
 141
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
C'mon Knucko Gorgeous Towers
 73
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Knucko's Pride of the North Gorgeous Towers
 106
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flex Your Head Gotham City
 63
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
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