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Upper Tier  


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Location: 53.15761, -1.99178 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Nov 23, 2007
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Description 

The main part of this is a big piece for grit, while most routes are 1 pitch long there are some traditional 2 pitch routes here. It's a wonderful spot, a real climber's Mecca. Classics here include Saul's Crack, Black and Tans, and The Sloth.

There are some good boulder problems here too.

Getting There 

Hike up the muddy trail then left past the Don Whillans Memorial Hut, then right through the trees past the Lower Tier on the right and, with stomach churning, up the steps to arrive at the right margin of the Upper Tier.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.2 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 Upper Tier:
Saul's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   
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Featured Route For Upper Tier
The crux roof of the Sloth

The Sloth (HVS 5a) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Upper Tier
After the first ascent when asked by a dumbfounded bystander how he did it Don Whillans replied with; "it's OK if you use yer loaf." Leaving the bystander wondering if Don had actually used his loaf (head) as a climbing technique.This is one of the great grit roofs, and, I think, the first to be climbed. Another total classic - but pretty gripping!1) 80ft 5.9. Up the left side of the Pedestal to it's top and a ledge, now a tricky wall 'till beneath the roof, sling over The Cheeseblock....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Upper Tier - Tony on Saul's Crack. Hen Cloud is in the background.
Upper Tier - Tony on Saul's Crack. Hen Cloud is in...

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