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Elevation: 1,616 ft 493 m
GPS: 37.8467, -121.92671
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The Upper Tier: A tall piece of sandstone about 90 feet tall 100 feet across. There are a handful of top-ropes, a weird crack, and an excellent mixed trad/sport line (The Route Formerly Known as Face (.10+)).

To reach the top of the Upper Tier from below, trek up the third class gully on the (climber's) left side of the rock. The obvious crack in the middle of the rock is known as Chouinard's Crack (5.9) and serves as an easy reference.

Do not climb for three days after a rain storm! The sandstone is fragile and needs time to dry out, otherwise it will break and scar.

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Refer to general overview for Boy Scout Rocks.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Chouinard's Crack
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 32
The Route Formerly Known as Face
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Pebbly Face
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Pie Crust
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chouinard's Crack
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
The Route Formerly Known as…
 32
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
Pebbly Face
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pie Crust
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, TR
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