Elevation: 1,523 ft
GPS: 47.824, -121.5655
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Shared By: Jon Nelson on May 19, 2012 · Updates
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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, 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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 49
DGS
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 43
The Zipper
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0
 175
Lovin' Arms
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 273
Davis-Holland Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 54
The Brett Thompson and Scott Ful…
Trad 5 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 29
The Black Flag of the Schwarzer…
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 104
Heaven's Gate
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 21
Fairies Wear Boots
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Up'er Zipper
Trad 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A3
 28
Dana's Arch
Trad, Sport, Aid 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 44
Golden Road
Sport 5 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 21
Clay
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Tempitchuous
Sport 3 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 24
Wildest Dreams
Trad 4 pitches
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b C2+
 26
Town Crier
Trad, Aid 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
DGS (d) Dana's Arch Area
 49
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Zipper (g2) Lower Cheeks
 43
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Lovin' Arms (f) Central Wall Area
 175
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A0 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Davis-Holland Route (f) Central Wall Area
 273
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Brett Thompson and Scot… (d) Dana's Arch Area
 54
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
The Black Flag of the Schwa… (c) Earwax Wall
 29
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Heaven's Gate (d) Dana's Arch Area
 104
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Fairies Wear Boots (g2) Lower Cheeks
 21
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Up'er Zipper (g1) Upper Cheeks > Beach
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Dana's Arch (d) Dana's Arch Area
 28
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A3 Trad, Sport, Aid 4 pitches
Golden Road (d) Dana's Arch Area
 44
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 5 pitches
Clay (g2) Lower Cheeks
 21
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
Tempitchuous (d) Dana's Arch Area
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 3 pitches
Wildest Dreams (d) Dana's Arch Area
 24
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Town Crier (f) Central Wall Area
 26
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b C2+ Trad, Aid 6 pitches
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