Elevation: 5,687 ft
GPS: 39.328, -120.565 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Paul Rezucha on Jul 25, 2005
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, Kyle Bishop, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The Lower Tier is mostly face climbing with climbs ranging from 5.9 to 5.10c/d. Several of the 8 climbs make excellent sport leads but bolts may be a little far apart in places. Trad gear helps to protect the sparse areas. Since this is the first rock face you come to as you approach the area and has many great face climbs, most people would start climbing here. All routes have anchors and some have rappel rings. This lower tier is around 50' tall at the highest point. Great routes on the lower tier include Indian Springs and Zephyr. The rock is solid granite with many features and characteristics. Very good place for moderate level climbers to practice face climbing!

Getting There

From the parking lot you would head straight in towards the cliffs following a small trail that leads right to a low angle slab to the right. Hike to the top of the slab and then head straight towards the left side of the lower tier. Approach time is only 10-15 minutes.

12 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Cliffs, Lower Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Susan McSendy
Sport
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 18
Grizzly Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Flatus
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 39
Indian Springs
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 37
Zephyr
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Susan McSendy
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Grizzly Crack
 18
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Flatus
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Indian Springs
 39
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Zephyr
 37
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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