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Routes in Upper Division Wall

Algorithm S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Bender S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Bewildering Minute, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Black Heart S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Left for Dead S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Neural Processor S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pocket Debris S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pocket Rhythm S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b


Upper Division gets much less traffic then Lower Division likely due to the extra 10-15 minute hike. However its very well work the extra hike as the quality of the routes are excellent and its an easy way to avoid the crowds. Upper Division wall also has a great comfortable belay area for its routes. Worth the short hike.

At least 7 routes listed Left to Right.
1. Left for Dead 5.12 c/d
2. Neural Processor 5.12 a/b
3. Pocket Debris 5.12a
4. Algorithm 5.12 b/c
5. Project
6. The Bewildering Minute 5.12 b/c
7. Blimp Factory 5.12 a/b
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Same route as going to Division wall, however Hike past the the routes on Division wall and immediately look for the switchback trail to your left. It will hike up 10 minutes or so and start pointing towards the middle section of Division wall on your right. Since your trying to get ontop of Division wall cut right when you see a trail going into the rock as that is the route that takes you to Upper Division

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Picked up a grigri here that someone left behind on the afternoon of June 22,2017. Send me a text at 8018887038 including the color and model and I'll happily return it. Jun 23, 2017
Lotapowder   Sandy
Darren, you are correct except that the next routes right of Tim's route are actually three routes that share the same start. If you go up the first two bolts and then go left, like Kevin said, it is a route called "The Bewildering Minute" that Neal Carroll put up a couple years ago. It is 12c. Really good. If you go right at the second bolt, you go into the two routes that split at the forth bolt, "Empty Your Pockets" on the left and "Bender" on the right. A lot of bolts in this area... Sep 5, 2013
The route to the right of Algorithm is called Pocket Rhythm by Tim Roberts. I thought that it was 12c for me, but hey, I love monos! Some say it's harder.
The next route to the right is actually two routes. Climb the first 4 or 5 bolts continue going straight up is a route that Boyle had started and I finished bolting it to the chains over twelve years ago. I called it, "Empty Your Pockets." I rated it 12c but if you're good at gastons it might be 12b. If you go right from the 4th or 5th bolt, it's a route that Chad Zurinskas bolted called, "Bender". He rated it 12c and when I repeated it, it seemed like the right grade to me.
The next two routes to the right have always had the grades reversed. Black Heart is 12a and a damn fine one. Blimp Factor is a 12c. Not my favorite, sharp and tricky. There's also another route even further to the right that never was finished and still needs a few more bolts unless Steve got around to finishing it. Aug 27, 2013
You are correct the route to the right of Algorithm is a 12c/d put up by Tim Roberts i think. Next route right of that is a 12c call Bewildering Minute. Aug 26, 2013
I am not 100% sure, but i have been up there a lot... love it, but i seem to think that the route right of Algorithm is not a project... Not sure what it is, so i could be wrong, but i have heard it is a pretty good 12c or d (???)... Aug 22, 2013

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