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Aphrodite T 
Christine's Dream T 
Corky's Rumpet T 
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Half Hearted T 
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Maria's Farewell T 
Outer Limits T 
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The Upper Wall  


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Submitted By: phil broscovak on Apr 9, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: A view from Aphrodite to Half Hearted.

Description 

This is the large expanse of wall that includes the routes Aphrodite thru Kathy's Corner. This wonderful stretch of stone is the location of many hard trad routes and several difficult sporty climbs. The Upper Wall gets early morning sun and afternoon shade.

Getting There 

From the Air Conditioner corner the Upper Wall lies above and to the right. Access to the horizontal ledge system that traverses the base of the wall is easy and straightforward. This provides the best way to the base of 3 Pin and most of the routes from the left side to the middle of the wall. Access to the left side of the wall for Aphrodite and Dunn's Dihedral is probably best accomplished by scrambling up from the AC corner.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Upper Wall:
Aphrodite   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Dunn's Dihedral   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
Gymnastics   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Kathy's Corner   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Sasafrass   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Maria's Farewell   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Corky's Rumpet   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Christine's Dream   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
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Featured Route For The Upper Wall
Sunrise on the wall.

Maria's Farewell 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  CO : Gunnison : ... : The Upper Wall
This is a wonderful line that can be done in two short pitches or one with a little rope drag. The route starts out with a stout, little, off width, bulgy roof then moves slightly left and up a sweet 5.9 finger crack. The crux of the route is the start of the dihedral. This was the traditional second pitch. It starts out steep and stiff for 15 feet then goes up a joyful dihedral to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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The Upper Wall at sunrise.
The Upper Wall at sunrise.

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