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Areas in Upper Town Wall

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 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 13
Dana's Arch Area 8 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 12
Earwax Wall 2 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Left of Earwax 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Lower Cheeks 20 / 9 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 27
Sport Wall 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Access Issue: 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, 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/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0
 114
Lovin' Arms
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 164
Davis-Holland Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 30
The Brett Thompson and Scott Fuller M…
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 61
Heaven's Gate
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Up'er Zipper
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
Golden Road
Sport 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Earwax
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 12
Clay
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 9
Black Sea
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 5
Echolocation
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Tempituous
Sport 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michael…
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Wildest Dreams
Trad 4 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 5
Rise and Fall
Trad 5 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 5
Infinite Jest
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lovin' Arms Central Wall Area
 114
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Davis-Holland Route Central Wall Area
 164
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Brett Thompson and Scot… Dana's Arch Area
 30
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Heaven's Gate Dana's Arch Area
 61
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Up'er Zipper Beach
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Golden Road Dana's Arch Area
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 5 pitches
Earwax Earwax Wall
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Clay Lower Cheeks
 12
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Black Sea Black Sea
 9
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Echolocation Black Sea
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Tempituous Dana's Arch Area
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 3 pitches
Dead Reckoning (aka the Ter… Beach
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Wildest Dreams Dana's Arch Area
 17
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Rise and Fall Central Wall Area
 5
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 5 pitches
Infinite Jest Lower Cheeks
 5
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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