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
 62
Belfast Breakfast
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 110
X-Ray
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 133
Jackie's Separation Anxiety
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 58
Luckily Unlucky
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 61
Hanging Harps
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 115
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
 109
Raycreation
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 82
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
 49
Plateonic Love
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 32
Naranja
Trad 3 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 59
Venezuelan Mafia
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 67
Corned Beef and Thrash
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 46
Monster Buck
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Belfast Breakfast Ireland
 62
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
X-Ray Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 110
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jackie's Separation Anxiety Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 133
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Luckily Unlucky Ireland
 58
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hanging Harps Ireland
 61
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Raytallyation Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 115
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
 109
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless War… Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 82
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
 49
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
 59
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Corned Beef and Thrash Ireland
 67
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Monster Buck Raycreation Area > Lower Wall
 46
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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