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757 2x4 S 
Black Gold S 
Crude Behavior S 
Crude Street Blues S 
Dancin' with a God S 
Fools Gold S 
Lewd, Crude, and Misconstrued S 
Live Fast, Die Young S 
Livin' on Borrowed Time S 
Oils Well that Ends Well S 
Rebel Without a Pause S 
Sandstone Enema S 
Texas Lite Sweet S 
Texas Tea S 
Thermal Breakdown S 

Upper Level Rock Climbing 

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This is the upper level of the Black Corridor, separated from the lower level by a pile of boulders and an easy scramble.

Routes are listed clockwise beginning on the NE-facing wall at the pile of boulders separating the upper and lower levels to the Black Corridor, continuing up along the wall, across the upper entrance to the Black Corridor, and back down the SW-facing wall and ending at the boulders.

Getting There 

Follow directions found in the general Black Corridor page.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Level

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Level:
757 2x4   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Lewd, Crude, and Misconstrued   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Thermal Breakdown   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dancin' with a God   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Texas Tea   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Fools Gold   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Black Gold   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Live Fast, Die Young   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Rebel Without a Pause   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Oils Well that Ends Well   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Sandstone Enema   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Livin' on Borrowed Time   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Upper Level
Rock Climbing Photo: Rebel Without a Pause

Rebel Without a Pause 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Upper Level
Hands down the best route in the Black Corridor - it is the obvious line that sits at the mouth of the upper section. It begins on a terrace then climbs up steep, heavily-chalked huecos....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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