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',29],['3 Stars',36],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Town Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Town Wall:
Featured Route For Upper Town Wall
Dana's Arch 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
: ... : Dana's Arch Area
P1: Climb the thin pin-scarred arch past bolts to a two-bolt sling belay about 40 feet up (.11b). Either descend or continue to free climb through a thin corner past one bolt and possible gear placements to another sling belay before the pitch 2 bolt ladder (12 a/b).People can aid this pitch as well.The rest of the pitches are primarily aid:P2: Bolt ladder and an A3 section.P3: Mixed free and aid to a rightward trending ramp.P4: A2 groove/crack that gets runoff from the top....[more] Browse More Classics in WA