The West Tiers are the two west facing walls (one on top of the other) east of Split Dome. In general, the rock is solid and fun to climb. Most of the established routes are protected by bolts, however, Blood and Cuts and Black Panther are two noteworthy crack climbs. Bolted climbs worth ascending are Hot Dog in a Bun, The Patriot, Lee's Health Studio, and Predator Tigress - a disquieting name for a perplexing climb! The descent for every route is an easy walk off.
Walk east around Split Rock a few hundred yards to reach the West Tiers.
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Henrietta's Day Spa 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
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Blood and Cuts 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : West Tiers
This route, located on the lower tier approximately 125' south of a bolted waterchute (Hot Dog in a Bun), ascends a sustained vertical finger to hand / fist crack. As the route name implies, there are some jagged edges in the crack but the rock quality is good....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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