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Upper Wall

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Achilles T 
Adiós Alemanes T 
After Party Party T 
Apostate, The T 
Asterix and Oblelix T 
Barracuda T 
Beasts of the Northern Wild T 
Booster Seat T 
Buck Nasty T 
Buck Up T 
Burning Man T 
Burnt Tree Corner T 
Chimney Sweep T 
Chunnel T 
Divisions T 
Dread Pirate Roberts T 
Ephemeral Epitomist.  T 
Eternal Optimist T 
Feeding Frenzy T 
Fix T 
Frogger T 
Full Monty T 
Glasnost Crack T 
Handyman T 
Haymaker, The T 
Hector T 
Isengard T 
Kev Crack T 
Magnum T 
Methedras T 
Moondog T 
New Mexico Welcome Party T 
Odyssey, The T 
Opus T 
Percussion Flake T 
Psycho Killer T 
Russian Jenga T 
Shadow Boxing T 
Solstice T 
Sundog T 
Tensioner T 
Tip of the Toe T 
Tips Up T 
Title 9 T 
Trojan, The T 
Und Foxi T 
Unknown T 
Unknown Finger Crack T,TR 
Unnamed wide crack T 
Zozobra T 

Upper Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 35.77512, -106.3805 View Map  Incorrect?
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Getting there 

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.

Climbing Season



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]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Wall

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'   
Glasnost Crack   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Zozobra   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Handyman   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Chimney Sweep   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Feeding Frenzy   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 40'   
Eternal Optimist   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
New Mexico Welcome Party   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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'   
Dread Pirate Roberts   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 50'   
Burning Man   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Tip of the Toe   5.12- 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'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: #1 - Handyman #2 - Isengard #3 - New Mexico Welcom...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for the Trojan Sector and Haymaker Sector
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Rock Climbing Photo: Overview photo of upper wall with routes marked.
BETA PHOTO: Overview photo of upper wall with routes marked.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mini guide for upper wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Upper wall overview photo with routes marked.
BETA PHOTO: Upper wall overview photo with routes marked.
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Wall colors, October 2013. The late-summer f...
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By highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion
From: Colorado
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.