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Lower Cliffs, Middle Tier

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Lower Cliffs, Middle Tier Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.32822, -120.56531 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Paul Rezucha on Jul 27, 2005
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BETA PHOTO: Middle Tier with top of Lower Tier below and right...


Middle Tier is the band of rock directly on top of the Lower Tier. One can sramble up the left side of the Lower Tier to reach the base. 3rd class scambling up the left side can get you to the top to set up top-ropes or to get the base of the Upper Tier. A fall descending the 3rd class rock could be serious. Two routes exist although I imagine much of the face could be top-roped.

Getting There 

See directions to Lower Tier to reach these cliffs. A three minute scramble up the left side of the Lower Tier gets you to the base.

Climbing Season

For the Indian Springs area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

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Pappy Smear 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Lower Cliffs, Middle Tier
Pappy Smear is a pure face and pure sport route which starts on the left side of Middle tier under first bolt found about 8' up. Although you don't see the second bolt, it is there! The third bolt is right near the top of the pitch and nicely protects the crux move getting to anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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