The Upper Tier Rock Climbing
Routes in The Upper Tier
|AKC S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Barkley , The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Blackie S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Doggie Style S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|K-9 S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Man's Best Friend S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Puppy Feet S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Reverb S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Sasha S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Walter S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Welcome to Echo S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|GPS:||34.125, -118.927 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Benjamin Chapman on Feb 24, 2010|
|Admins:||jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThe Upper Tier is the broad series of multi-faceted buttresses and faces adjacent to the vegetated terrace above and north of the Grotto. The Upper Tier sits just below the north rim of Carlisle Canyon and in the shadow of Balanced Rock. The climbs are short, but away from the crowds and occasional gym-like scene in the Grotto or the Left Flank/Java Wall. A great flat rocky base and views of the approach gully and Carlisle Canyon. Be on your best form as hikers often stop to watch the action when they spot climbers on the Upper Tier.
Getting ThereScramble up the gully left of the base of the arete of "Bushed Coyote," near the Java Wall (short, but rather unpleasant). It is also possible to scramble upstream and west over the huge boulders from the Grotto. Once beyond the boulders follow a trail up and right to the west end of the cliff band. Follow the trail right (east) to the base of The Upper Tier.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Upper Tier
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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