Elevation: 8,310 ft
GPS: 36.157, -105.582 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Jul 12, 2010 with improvements by Bowe Ellis
Admins: Mike Howard, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

This is a nice west facing wall that sits directly above Water Wall, the other sections of the Upper Tier are down stream from Fire Wall. Fire Wall itself catches tons of afternoon sun as there is a lack of living trees on the bench above Water Wall, but the routes to the left do have some big trees that provide shade once the sun comes around. The routes up here are mostly if not all sport climbs, there are about 12-15 routes on Fire Wall, a few on the next wall left and Family Man on a further section of wall.

Getting There

From the upper parking area hike up the main trail for about 5 minutes. Turn left off the main trail 100 feet past a log crossing the creek (look for cairns). If you hit Water Wall you've gone just a little too far.  The steep trail climbs up around the left end of Water Wall and reaches the smaller formation with Nicole's Corner.  Go right for Fire Wall, left for Tim's Thumb (Family Man, etc.)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fire Wall and Upper Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Fun for the Whole Family
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
In Descent
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 21
Nicole's Corner
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
E-Z Rider
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Kindling
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Prescribed Burn
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 25
It Takes a Village to Raise a Route
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Shadow Caster
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
The Egg
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 27
Fire Walker
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
Burnt
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 16
Reignite
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
Toast
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
Family Man
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Hammer Time
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fun for the Whole Family
 21
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
In Descent
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Nicole's Corner
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
E-Z Rider
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Kindling
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Prescribed Burn
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
It Takes a Village to Raise…
 25
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Shadow Caster
 17
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Egg
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fire Walker
 27
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Burnt
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Reignite
 16
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Toast
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Family Man
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hammer Time
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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