The upper wall can be approached by any of any of the approaches marked on the main overview map. The majority of the routes on this wall are 100 feet or less, though there are some excellent routes that require two ropes. The easiest way to get to the wall proper is to head up the shoulder of the Capulet side canyon and the main canyon.
Weather station 6.1 miles from here
50 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Wall:
Full Monty 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Handyman 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Zozobra 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
The Trojan 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Buck Up 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 165'
Burning Man 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Buck Nasty 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Isengard 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Upper Wall
Handyman 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b New Mexico
: Cochiti Mesa & Surrounding ...
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The route is fantastic except for one little blip. It has 80 feet of great hands in great rock up a steep face, but the first 20 feet on soft choss approaching the wall detract some. Traverse in from the right stepping carefully, clip a couple of fixed pieces (back clean the first). The white crumbly stuff is only about 5.0 and the crack is worth the dirty walk. Be careful with a 60m rope! It would be possible to lower off the end when lowering downhill--knot the end....[more] Browse More Classics in New Mexico
May 15, 2016
Last week, 05/10/16, my wife and I were terrorized by a red tail hawk at the Upper Wall. He seemed most territorial over Buck Up and I ended up leaving a biner on the bolt to make for a hasty retreat. For the rest of the day, any time we got over about 75' he swooped in but wasn't as aggressive as with Buck Up. Just a word of caution, don't get your eyes pecked out.