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Beach, The 4 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Black Sea, The 5 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 8
Central Wall Area 8 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 13
Dana's Arch Area 7 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 11
Earwax Wall 2 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Left of Earwax 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Lower Cheeks 10 / 9 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 17
Sport Wall 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 1,523 ft
GPS: 47.824, -121.566 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Jon Nelson on May 19, 2012
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
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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, 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)
2017 Seasonal Raptor Closure: UTW from waterfall to Golden Arch Details

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/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lovin' Arms
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Davis-Holland Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
The Brett Thompson and Scott Fuller M…
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Heaven's Gate
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Up'er Zipper
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Golden Road
Sport 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Earwax
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Clay
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Black Sea
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Echolocation
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Gods Bones
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tempituous
Sport 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michael…
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wildest Dreams
Trad 4 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Infinite Jest
Sport
Lovin' Arms Central Wall Area 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Davis-Holland Route Central Wall Area 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Brett Thompson and Scot… Dana's Arch Area 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Heaven's Gate Dana's Arch Area 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Up'er Zipper Beach 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Golden Road Dana's Arch Area 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 5 pitches
Earwax Earwax Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Clay Lower Cheeks 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Black Sea Black Sea 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Echolocation Black Sea 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Gods Bones Black Sea 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
Tempituous Dana's Arch Area 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 3 pitches
Dead Reckoning (aka the Ter… Beach 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Wildest Dreams Dana's Arch Area 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Infinite Jest Lower Cheeks 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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