Elevation: 1,523 ft
GPS: 47.824, -121.566 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jon Nelson on May 19, 2012 with improvements by Ahad A
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: The Novel Coronavirus & 2020 Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

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

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
 27
The Zipper
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0
 142
Lovin' Arms
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 212
Davis-Holland Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 41
The Brett Thompson and Scott Ful…
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 75
Heaven's Gate
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Up'er Zipper
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 30
Golden Road
Sport 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Earwax
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 14
Clay
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 9
Black Sea
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Tempituous
Sport 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Mi…
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Wildest Dreams
Trad 4 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 7
Rise and Fall
Trad 5 pitches
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 17
Town Crier
Trad 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Zipper Lower Cheeks
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Lovin' Arms Central Wall Area
 142
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Davis-Holland Route Central Wall Area
 212
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Brett Thompson and Scot… Dana's Arch Area
 41
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Heaven's Gate Dana's Arch Area
 75
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Up'er Zipper Upper Cheeks > Beach
 16
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Golden Road Dana's Arch Area
 30
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 5 pitches
Earwax Earwax Wall
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Clay Lower Cheeks
 14
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Black Sea Upper Cheeks > Black Sea
 9
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Tempituous Dana's Arch Area
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 3 pitches
Dead Reckoning (aka the Ter… Upper Cheeks > Beach
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Wildest Dreams Dana's Arch Area
 20
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Rise and Fall Central Wall Area
 7
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 5 pitches
Town Crier Central Wall Area
 17
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad 6 pitches
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