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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Town Wall
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Featured Route For Upper Town Wall
Beat Box 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Washington
: ... : Dana's Arch Area
The majority of the climbing on this route is 5.10 and climbs unique features for Index. The crux finish is wildly steep and exposed - fun!Pitch 1: Climb the first pitch of Jungle Fun/Tempituous to the belay. Much better climbing than appears from the ground. 5.10 - bolts.Pitch 2: Follow the bolted flake as for the start of pitch 2 of Tempituous. After the second bolt, trend left and follow flakes and a featured face to a belay stance. By using slings, this pitch can be linked with P1 for...[more] Browse More Classics in Washington