Upper Town Wall Rock Climbing
upper town wall aerial photo
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)
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.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
73 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',28],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Featured Route For Upper Town Wall
Golden Road 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Washington
: ... : Dana's Arch Area
A modern classic! This is an amazing climb, with good variety and beautiful stone. All pitches are just under 30m and can be quickly rapped with a 60m rope.P1: Boulder past two bolts, then walk right on the ledge to an arete. Cruxy moves bring one up, into the crack, and to the belay just up and left of a sloping ledge stance. (Note, this pitch may work better broken into two pitches, with a ledge fall possible if done in one pitch). 5.11+P2: Delicate and sequency climbing leads up past a flake,...[more] Browse More Classics in Washington