Login with Facebook
Upper Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Captain Cook S 
Geirful Warrior T 
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 
X-Ray S 

Upper Wall  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 12,084
Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Jul 14, 2010
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
68° | 47°
Partly Cloudy
67° | 44°
Partly Cloudy
67° | 38°
Partly Cloudy
68° | 44°
Partly Cloudy
70° | 45°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!


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

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Wall:
Jackie's Separation Anxiety   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 45'   
X-Ray   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   
Raytallyation   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Geirful Warrior   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 55'   
Sting Ray, AKA Geirless Warrior   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Rayzors Edge   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 40'   
Raycreation   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 55'   
Captain Cook   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 45'   
Plateonic Love   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   
Browse More Classics in Upper Wall

Featured Route For Upper Wall
John at the half way point.

Johnny Come Lately 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Upper Wall
It may be short but it is in your face from start to finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Upper Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Climbers on 4 of the routes that exist at this tim...
BETA PHOTO: Climbers on 4 of the routes that exist at this tim...

Comments on Upper Wall Add Comment
Show which comments
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
From: Tucson, AZ / Vancouver, BC
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.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!