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Lower Tier

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Super Soul Slab S 
Au T 
Centers for dihedral control (C.D.C.) "aka fire crotch" S 
Dead Terrorist, The S 
Eco Challenge S 
Expedition, The S 
Fourth Wise Man, The S 
Frankincense T 
Just the Tip S 
King Under the Mountain S 
Myrrh S 
Natural, The S 
Preschooler's Playground TR 
Primal Quest S 
Rabble Rouser S 
Rumble in the Rubble S 
Swamp Thing S 
Three Kings S 
Unknown S 
Unknown II S 
Unnatural Act S 
Urushiol S 
Welcome to Frustration S 

Lower Tier Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.10203, -116.96545 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Isaac T. on Jan 30, 2007


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BETA PHOTO: Kings under the mountain, urishiol, and C.D.C. Be...


This area has over 20 routes most are on the west side of the canyon, although there are 1 or 2 on the East side they are very easy. (last time i was there the routes on the east side had no rappel anchors I rapped off a single bolt, it is probably a project)

Getting There 

Walk down the climbers trail and you're there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Tier:
The Fourth Wise Man   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
The Dead Terrorist   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
Super Soul Slab   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 3 pitches, 210'   
Frankincense   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
King Under the Mountain   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Three Kings   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Unnatural Act   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Urushiol   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Eco Challenge   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Expedition   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Myrrh   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Primal Quest   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Lower Tier
Rock Climbing Photo: An unknown climber entering the crux.

King Under the Mountain 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Lower Tier
Starts right of super soul slab. And left of urishiol.Once on slab bear left heading towards vertical wall with beautiful lay back crack, crux is well protected with 2 semi close bolts, continue to a tooth traverse, finish on mussies just left of smeagol's ledge....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lower Tier, Frustration Creek
Lower Tier, Frustration Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: New routes by Eco Challenge, from left to right: E...
BETA PHOTO: New routes by Eco Challenge, from left to right: E...
Rock Climbing Photo: Swamp Thing (5.12c/d) is located just to the left ...
BETA PHOTO: Swamp Thing (5.12c/d) is located just to the left ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The anchors I am rapping off are shared by 2 climb...
BETA PHOTO: The anchors I am rapping off are shared by 2 climb...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan just past the crux of Three Kings (5.10a), Fru...
Dan just past the crux of Three Kings (5.10a), Fru...

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By janjan
From: redlands, ca
Jan 11, 2015
The top part of the black band of rocks on the arette on the Natural and Un-Natural has some loose large blocks. Seems like the dirt got washed out by recent rains and they seem like they may be pulled out soonish. I'd be careful belaying around the base of that arette and definitely wouldn't recommend leading it unless you had good choss-climbing skills.
By MattMyers
May 20, 2015
Dead Terrorist update Hey Everyone due to lots of loose rock pitches 3 and 4 have been completely removed and no more bolts so please dont try to climb it. the first two pitches up to the sniper ledge are still good to go. Hopefully by removing the climb there will be less risk of rockfall from climbers above. I dont want anyone getting hurt on my routes because i dont have to time to go back there to clean them up.

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