Elevation: 8,370 ft
GPS: 36.157, -105.581 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dan Greenwald on Aug 11, 2020
Admins: Mike Howard, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Access Issue: Access Issue for Areas in BLM Taos Field Office Lands Details

Getting There

From the upper parking area hike up the main trail for about 10 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 Block formation at Nicole's Corner.  Go right for Fire Wall and Air Wall and left for Tim's Thumb (Family Man, etc.)

Description

Mostly sport climbing on vertical to slightly overhanging featured rock with routes from 5.6 to 5.12a.

33 Total Climbs

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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.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Fun for the Whole Family
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
In Descent
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 32
Nicole's Corner
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
E-Z Rider
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Kindling
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 41
Prescribed Burn
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
It Takes a Village to Raise a Route
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Shadow Caster
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
The Egg
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 34
Fire Walker
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 34
Burnt
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 20
Reignite
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Toast
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 26
Family Man
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
Hammer Time
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fun for the Whole Family Tim's Thumb
 25
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
In Descent Fire Wall
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Nicole's Corner Block
 32
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
E-Z Rider Fire Wall
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Kindling Fire Wall
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Prescribed Burn Fire Wall
 41
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
It Takes a Village to Raise… Tim's Thumb
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Shadow Caster Block
 22
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Egg Fire Wall
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fire Walker Fire Wall
 34
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Burnt Fire Wall
 34
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Reignite Fire Wall
 20
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Toast Fire Wall
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Family Man Tim's Thumb
 26
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Hammer Time Fire Wall
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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