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Bottom Feeder T 
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2nd Tier Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Laine Christman on Jun 25, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: A working copy of my Tiers topo.


This east-facing wall lies above 1rst Tier.

Getting There 

Head up the main trail and take a right at the first fork in the path. Altenatively, cut right and down off the trail heading to One of These Days wall and cross the creek once you are directly across from 2nd Tier.

Climbing Season

For the Cloudburst Canyon area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 2nd Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 2nd Tier:
Tall People Reach Short People Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: This climb is the left-facing corner left of Orang...

Unknown 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : 2nd Tier
Climb the obvious corner to the left of Orange Wedge. An easy crack takes you up to the roof. Place a few thin pieces here and lieback out left to a good stance. Continue up the corner to a set of rap hangers. The upper section is similar to the Perfect Lieback....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By BruceB
From: Reno, NV
May 5, 2014
Climbed a route that is just left of Orange wedge. Left facing corner around a roof.
Seemed to go at about 5.9. Pros nicely. I'd give it 2 to 3 stars.
Fat hangers (not chains) at the top.

It's not on the topo map. Any info on this climb??
By Laine Christman
From: Reno, NV
May 5, 2014
Edit - ze_dirtbag - I think the climb you are referring to is the one Kenny might took the chains due to it being unsafe. A guy got hurt last year after his partner pulled off a loose rock onto him.
By BruceB
From: Reno, NV
May 6, 2014
Hi Laine,
You could be right, it is a bit loose on top, although mostly just DG.
However I did notice that the anchors are "Metolius rap hangers", so I'm not sure they would ever have had chains. These are different to all the other anchors I've seen on the Tiers.
It didn't seem any more unsafe than the surrounding routes, and is actually quite a fun route.

Thanks for all your work Laine.
By Colonel Mustard
From: Sacramento, CA
May 9, 2014
It didn't seem bad in the loose department. Yeah, no chains needed for the fat hangers.
By ze dirtbag
From: Tahoe
May 14, 2014
one of the anchors on the 5.8ish double crack between tall people and orange wedge was in anchor bolt unscrewed and laying on ledge with the hanger and chain. anyone know what's up with that?
By czar salazar
Jun 10, 2014
a rock fell and hurt someone, so the guys tried to pull the anchors as route was dangerous
By Kenny Thompson
From: Cottage grove oregon
Jun 12, 2014
I didn't pull chains or hangers. But the route wasn't so good anyway. I know of two people who. Got clocked by a climber on that route. I think D.K. pulled those.


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