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Description 

Though it's home to a small collection of nice routes, newcomers to the Upper Passes may find getting oriented harder than the climbing itself. Suck Creek Canyon's approaches aren't well-worn trails with nice switchbacks like you'll find at T-Wall, and this is expecially true for the Upper Passes. According to locals, the landslide that has always served as a good landmark has become somewhat vague, and deadfall on parts of the cliff "trail" makes things more confusing. In the words of Suck Creek regular Tyler Stracker: if you hit the cliff at the right place the first time, go buy a lottery ticket, 'cause it's your lucky day.


Getting There 

After crossing the bridge over Suck Creek, continue about a half-mile up the canyon to a pullout on the right. Make your way down a steep hillside to the creek; cross it, then follow a huge landslide up to the base of the cliff. Main Wall routes are located to the left of this landslide, while the Auschwitz Buttress is to the right.


7 Total Routes


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Featured Route For Upper Passes

Whack and Dangle 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A2+  TN : Suck Creek Canyon : ... : Auschwitz Buttress
P1: An easy 5.7 pitch gets you through ledges to a belay ledge.P2:A handfull of knife blades gets you out the lip of the roof above to a ledge.P3: Climb up to a large roof. Difficult nailing on some very thin wafers will get you out the roof and finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in TN

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