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Areas in 7 - Upper Highway

Aspen Trail Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 101 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 101
Charlie Dome and The Lony Tusk 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Delta Dome 3 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Five Mile Wall 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Havens, The 1 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Ireland 0 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Isle of Man, The 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Mariposita 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Mount Bigelow 5 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Not So Steep 1 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
PPG Rock 0 / 0 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Raycreation Area 6 / 27 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 32
Reef of Rocks 45 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 55
Sloth Slab 0 / 10 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
South Park 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Spectrum Crags 0 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Steep, The 0 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
TriTower 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Wilderness of Rocks 0 / 6 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Wilderness of Rocks Domes 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5

Description

The Upper Highway area covers crags and climbs from Palisades Ranger Station (milepost 19.4) on up to the top if the mountain. It includes areas near the summit, but accessed by means other than the Summit Crags.

This section of the mountain will likely be very cold, or under snow, in winter months. Seasonal closures for raptor nesting in some areas further shorten the climbing season here. But when access is open and weather permits, the Upper Mountain offers some of the longest and most committing routes on the mountain.

Upper Highway is not included as a chapter in Squeezing the Lemmon II, but will be consistent with Eric's new guide when it is published.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 7 - Upper Highway

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
X-Ray
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 101
Jackie's Separation Anxiety
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 44
Hanging Harps
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 50
Rapture of the Steep
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 75
Raycreation
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 67
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless Warrior
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Odyssey
Trad 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 37
Canadian Bacon
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 29
Green Monster/George of the Jungle Var.
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 40
Plateonic Love
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 23
Naranja
Trad 3 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 17
Reef Break
Trad 3 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 42
Venezuelan Mafia
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Iron Butterfly
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 46
Corned Beef and Thrash
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
X-Ray Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 81
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jackie's Separation Anxiety Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 101
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Hanging Harps Ireland
 44
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Rapture of the Steep Reef of Rocks > Neptune
 50
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Raycreation Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 75
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless War… Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 67
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Odyssey Reef of Rocks > Poseidon
 17
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Canadian Bacon Raycreation Area > Lower Wall
 37
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Green Monster/George of the… Steep
 29
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Plateonic Love Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 40
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Naranja Reef of Rocks > Neptune
 23
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Reef Break Reef of Rocks > Aegir
 17
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Venezuelan Mafia Raycreation Area > Lower Wall
 42
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Iron Butterfly Mount Bigelow > Butterfly Wall
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Corned Beef and Thrash Ireland
 46
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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