General meaning is clear but hard to understand the phrase from a grammatical angle.

Appreciate the help.


Up is, of course, a direction.

"Up high" is indicating how far in that direction.

"Way up" is also indicating distance.

"Way up high" is thus emphasising that it really is a long way up. It can also be used where the writer is interested in rhythm or metre, such as in verse or song lyrics or public speaking, in order to better fit the metre.

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