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Upper Wall

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Captain Cook S 
Geirful Warrior T 
Highball S 
Jackie's Separation Anxiety S 
Johnny Come Lately S 
Plateonic Love S 
Poppin' Cherries S 
Raycreation S 
Raytallyation S 
Rayzors Edge S 
Step Class S 
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless Warrior S 
Ugly Crack is what I call it S,TR 
X-Ray S 

Upper Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Jul 14, 2010
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The Upper Wall is covered with big holds with the occasional thin section between them. The wall is slightly overhanging and has a few roofs or bulges to surmount.

Getting There 

From the drainage work around the right side of the Lower Wall

Climbing Season

For the 7 - Upper Highway area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Wall:
X-Ray   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   
Jackie's Separation Anxiety   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 45'   
Raycreation   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless Warrior   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Plateonic Love   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For Upper Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Manny working some hard moves.

Rayzors Edge 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Upper Wall
Pulls several small and fun roofs, to a great thin technical section. The name comes from an area that you don't want to grab inside the hole, and the balancy nature of the crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Jul 16, 2010
Beautiful area and really fun routes (for sport wankin'..hehe)! Much thanks to the EFR and Eric R. (& company?) for their development efforts. Good things happen when you combine multiple Eric's with some nice rock :)
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 25, 2010
My understanding of the routes from left to right:

01) Johnny Come Lately (5.10)
02) Poppin' Cherries (5.10)
03) Step Class (5.10-)
04) X-Ray (5.8+)
05) Jackie's Separation Anxiety (5.9)
06) Raytallyation (5.10)
07) Sting Ray, AKA Gierless Warrior (5.11-)
08) Geirful Variation (5.11- / Mixed)
09) Plateonic Love (5.11+)
10) Rayzors Edge (5.11)
11) Captain Cook (5.11+)
12) Raycreation (5.11)

Kudos to all involved as everything I sampled was great fun. I look forward to trying the rest soon.
By Hendrixson
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 13, 2010
On the way out yesterday (Sunday, Sept 12) I picked up a small, yellow Prana shirt and an aluminum water bottle with a Contact sticker. If these items belong to you let me know.
By "Canada" Eric Ruljancich
Oct 21, 2013
To the person who hacked away the scrub oak the base of the wall between Plateonic Love and Rayzors Edge:

If you are going to remove vegetation at the base of a climb please remove the minimal possible. In this case a little pruning would have been plenty. We left up the scrub oak when we put up the climbs, so removing just the new branches should have been plenty.

If you really decide that you need to take down the whole stalk, (which in this case was not necessary) then please use a saw and cut it flush with the ground.

Hacking down vegetation with an axe, and leaving pointy stumps and knocking over half chopped stalks is an embarrassment to beavers everywhere, is dangerous, and reflects poorly on all climbers. Please clean up your mess.

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