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Elevation: 1,523 ft 464 m
GPS: 47.824, -121.5655
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Shared By: Jon Nelson on May 19, 2012 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

The huge wall sitting above the town of Index visible from the road into town. Has routes both short and long, both aid and free, and both trad and sport. At about 30-min, it has a longer approach than the 2-min one to the Lower Wall, but well worth the hike.

Classic aid lines include Town Crier and Green Dragon. Great multipitch free routes include the Davis-Holland, Wildest Dreams, Golden Road, and Heaven's Gate. Also many 1-pitch routes at the base. The Cheeks area has routes that tend to stay dry in a rain and easy-to-set-up top ropes.
(Based on original Description and Getting There from Jonah, 2006)

Getting There Suggest change

From the Lower Wall parking, follow the train tracks to the Country area. Walk to the far right of the clearing, near the start of GM (there may be a notice board up) and follow the obvious path uphill to the base of the central wall area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Town Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 50
The Zipper
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0
 198
Lovin' Arms
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 308
Davis-Holland Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 65
The Brett Thompson and Scott Ful…
Trad 5 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 36
The Black Flag of the Schwarzer…
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 114
Heaven's Gate
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 24
Up'er Zipper
Trad 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 25
Fairies Wear Boots
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 61
Golden Road
Sport 5 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 30
Clay
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
Tempitchuous
Sport 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Mi…
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 26
Wildest Dreams
Trad 4 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 21
Raggedy Andy
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b C2+
 28
Town Crier
Trad, Aid 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Zipper (g2) Lower Cheeks
 50
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Lovin' Arms (f) Central Wall Area
 198
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Davis-Holland Route (f) Central Wall Area
 308
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Brett Thompson and Scot… (d) Dana's Arch Area
 65
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
The Black Flag of the Schwa… (c) Earwax Wall
 36
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Heaven's Gate (d) Dana's Arch Area
 114
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Up'er Zipper (g1) Upper Cheeks > (c) The Beach
 24
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Fairies Wear Boots (g2) Lower Cheeks
 25
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Golden Road (d) Dana's Arch Area
 61
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 5 pitches
Clay (g2) Lower Cheeks
 30
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
Tempitchuous (d) Dana's Arch Area
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 3 pitches
Dead Reckoning (aka the Ter… (g1) Upper Cheeks > (c) The Beach
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Wildest Dreams (d) Dana's Arch Area
 26
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Raggedy Andy (c) Earwax Wall
 21
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Town Crier (f) Central Wall Area
 28
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b C2+ Trad, Aid 6 pitches
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