Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 32.44073, -110.78727
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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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518 Total Climbs

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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
 75
Belfast Breakfast
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 125
X-Ray
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 157
Jackie's Separation Anxiety
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 71
Luckily Unlucky
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 90
Step Class
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 69
Kiss It
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 83
Hanging Harps
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 136
Raytallyation
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 68
Rapture of the Steep
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 129
Raycreation
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 95
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless Warrior
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 67
Canadian Bacon
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 67
Venezuelan Mafia
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 87
Corned Beef and Thrash
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 58
Monster Buck
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Belfast Breakfast Ireland > IreIand Main Wall
 75
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
X-Ray Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 125
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Jackie's Separation Anxiety Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 157
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Luckily Unlucky Ireland > IreIand Main Wall
 71
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Step Class Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 90
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Kiss It Ireland > IreIand Main Wall
 69
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hanging Harps Ireland > IreIand Main Wall
 83
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Raytallyation Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 136
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Rapture of the Steep Reef of Rocks > Neptune
 68
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Raycreation Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 129
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless War… Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 95
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Canadian Bacon Raycreation Area > Lower Wall
 67
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Venezuelan Mafia Raycreation Area > Lower Wall
 67
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Corned Beef and Thrash Ireland > IreIand Main Wall
 87
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Monster Buck Raycreation Area > Lower Wall
 58
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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