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Upper Town Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 47.824, -121.5655 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jon Nelson on May 19, 2012
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Description 

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)

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',14],['5.11',28],['5.12',22],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Town Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Town Wall:
The Brett Thompson and Scott Fuller Memorial Route   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches   Dana's Arch Area
Lovin' Arms   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Central Wall Area
Davis-Holland Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Central Wall Area
Fairies Wear Boots   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad   Lower Cheeks
Heaven's Gate   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches   Dana's Arch Area
The Crimson Eye    5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches   Dana's Arch Area
Up'er Zipper   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   The Beach
Earwax   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Earwax Wall
Golden Road   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 500'   Dana's Arch Area
Black Sea   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   The Black Sea
Gods Bones   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   The Black Sea
Clay   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Lower Cheeks
Echolocation   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Black Sea
Wildest Dreams   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   Dana's Arch Area
Dead Reckoning (aka the Terry-Michaels route)   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   The Beach
Tempituous   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Dana's Arch Area
Rise and Fall   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Central Wall Area
Swim   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Central Wall Area
Infinite Jest   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Lower Cheeks
A Wisdom that is Woe   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Beach
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Rock Climbing Photo: Beat Box 5.11+/5.12-

Beat Box 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Washington : Index : ... : 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

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