Description

With over a dozen routes from 5.7 to 5.11 and a minimal approach this southwest-facing (morning shade/afternoon sun) crag is a popular venue especially during the winter. The normal descent is done by heading down a rocky gully on the backside (past Offramp, 5.10a/b on the right) and circling back around to the base.

Some of the better routes here include Cakewalk (5.8), Nobody Walks in LA (5.9), Sig Alert (aka Cast Up a Highway) (5.10b), Anacram (5.10c) and The Talking Fish (5.10c/d).

Getting There

Access via the Lost Horse Road and park where available near the formation. A worn climber's trail leads into boulders where some uphill scrambling leads to the base of the wall. Plan on anywhere from 10-20 minutes for the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Freeway Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 165
Cakewalk
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 65
Nobody Walks in LA
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 44
Sig Alert (aka Cast Up a Highway)
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 71
Anacram
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cakewalk
 165
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nobody Walks in LA
 65
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sig Alert (aka Cast Up a Hi…
 44
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Anacram
 71
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
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There are new-looking bolts at the east end of the dome. We put a pair of leavers on these and rapped, but pulling the rope put a gnarly twist in it--next time I'd just walk off the back. There is also a new-looking, BIZARRELY located bolt a few feet back from this pair. It looks like it's not deep enough into the rock, and the nut is half an inch away from the hanger. It also appears to protect entirely flat ground with no exposure. Somebody practicing their drilling? Dec 9, 2014
caughtinside
Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
Those are probably an anchor for a high line. Dec 9, 2014