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Lower Cliffs, Upper Tier

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Country Bumpkin T,S 
Fire Stone T 
Old Sea Hag S 
Piss Ant, The T 
Rocco's Corner T 
Super Doo T 
Super Slab 4 You T 
When Joey Comes Marching Home T 

Lower Cliffs, Upper Tier Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.32835, -120.56524 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Paul Rezucha on Jul 25, 2005
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BETA PHOTO: Photo shows left side of Upper Tier. Joey's (5.9+...


The Upper Tier has 10 routes ranging from 5.2 to 5.11 although all but the one 5.2 are 5.9 or harder. Climbs range from pure friction sport climbs to a classic finger crack climb. Pure sport, pure trad, and mixed climbs exist on excellent quality granite reaching 50-60' in height. Great routes to do are Rocco's Corner, Fire Stone, Joey's, and Lost Love.

Getting There 

The upper tier can be reached by scrambling up the left side of the Lower Tier. There are some class 3 sections so care must be taken as a tumble down could be serious. Most people rappel down from the upper tier as the walk down the western slabs and into thick manzanita is quite difficult. Maybe we couldn't find the trail... it certainly is not obvious.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Country Bumpkin 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Lower Cliffs, Upper Tier
The crux of Country Bumpkin is getting over the small overhang/flake and clipped to the next bolt. A fun, thin crux makes for an enjoyable climb. The photo at right is a bit misleading as the photo is very foreshortened. The overhang/flake is really a little over 1/2 way up....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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