Elevation: 8,000 ft
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Shared By: James DeRoussel on Jul 12, 2010
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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.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 59
Belfast Breakfast
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 108
X-Ray
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 131
Jackie's Separation Anxiety
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 53
Luckily Unlucky
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Hanging Harps
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 112
Raytallyation
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 59
Rapture of the Steep
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 103
Raycreation
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 80
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless Warrior
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 50
Canadian Bacon
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 47
Plateonic Love
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 32
Naranja
Trad 3 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 54
Venezuelan Mafia
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 65
Corned Beef and Thrash
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 43
Monster Buck
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Belfast Breakfast Ireland
 59
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
X-Ray Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 108
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jackie's Separation Anxiety Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 131
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Luckily Unlucky Ireland
 53
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hanging Harps Ireland
 60
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Raytallyation Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 112
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Rapture of the Steep Reef of Rocks > Neptune
 59
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Raycreation Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 103
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless War… Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 80
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Canadian Bacon Raycreation Area > Lower Wall
 50
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Plateonic Love Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 47
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Naranja Reef of Rocks > Neptune
 32
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Venezuelan Mafia Raycreation Area > Lower Wall
 54
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Corned Beef and Thrash Ireland
 65
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Monster Buck Raycreation Area > Lower Wall
 43
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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