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Routes in Upper Freeway Wall

Anacram T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cakewalk T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Freeway T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Junkyard God T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Meaner than a Junkyard Dog T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
MetroLink TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Nobody Walks in LA T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pretty Gritty T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Sig Alert (aka Cast Up a Highway) T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Talking Fish, The T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Totally Nuts T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Unknown T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Unknown route 2 T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
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Type: Trad, 160 ft
FA: John Wolfe and Chris Gonzalez, Nov. 1974
Page Views: 625 total · 4/month
Shared By: Roger Linfield on Jul 25, 2006
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is the namesake route for the wall. It is an insecure wide chute and thin face.


This route follows a large, very obvious right-slanting ramp.


standard rack


San Diego, CA
  5.8+ R
Taryn   San Diego, CA
  5.8+ R
Lord! Runout is a bit of an understatement. The beginning crack is fun, but the following chute of doom, while fun in hindsight, was SO FREAK’N’ SCARY. I had one .5 in a decent crack to start the chute and then realized the only way up was to stem. Hard stemming, on nearly nothing for feet, and the nothing kept flaking off. The climb is quite dirty on the left side. So carefully I put my palms against the wall and started making my way up, 10, 15, 20 feet above my last piece. I’ve never climbed anything quite like this in J-Tree. From the ground it looks like you could just walk up the chute: I even made the mistake of saying “this climb looks a little lame.” I shall never insult a climb again. Sep 5, 2006

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