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Elevation: 8,000 ft 2,438 m
GPS: 32.44073, -110.78727
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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.
V6 7A
 34
Civil War
Boulder
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 71
Rapture of the Steep
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 143
Raycreation
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 23
Odyssey
Trad 4 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 36
Naranja
Trad 3 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 11
You Bastards
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 29
Reef Break
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Iron Butterfly
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Ma'adim
Trad 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 98
Corned Beef and Thrash
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 18
Trident
Sport 3 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Supreme Seaweed Superhighway
Sport 3 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 30
Crankbugs
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 15
Red Tide
Sport
5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a
 6
Doubt
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Civil War Aspen Trail Bou… > Gandalf's Gorge > Dragon's Den
 34
V6 7A Boulder
Rapture of the Steep Reef of Rocks > Neptune
 71
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Raycreation Raycreation Area > Upper Wall
 143
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Odyssey Reef of Rocks > Poseidon
 23
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Naranja Reef of Rocks > Neptune
 36
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
You Bastards S Park
 11
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Reef Break Reef of Rocks > Aegir
 29
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Iron Butterfly Mt Bigelow > Butterfly Wall
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ma'adim Reef of Rocks > Neptune
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Corned Beef and Thrash Ireland > IreIand Main Wall
 98
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Trident Reef of Rocks > Aegir
 18
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 3 pitches
Supreme Seaweed Superhighway Reef of Rocks > Poseidon
 10
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 3 pitches
Crankbugs Reef of Rocks > Aegir
 30
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Red Tide Reef of Rocks > Neptune
 15
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Doubt Reef of Rocks > Aegir
 6
5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a Sport
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