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Lower Tier

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Amazing Face S 
Arch (a.k.a. Ozone), The TR 
Bolt Route S 
Chimney T 
Cracker Ass Cracker TR 
Diablo Jam TR 
Diagonal Crack T 
Dinosaur S 
Earthcling  S 
Ozone Direct T,TR 
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Lower Tier Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.8471, -121.9258 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Lower Tier offers sport routes, trad routes and top ropes all exist on this lower section of climbing. Because of the fragile nature of this rock, bring long slings for topropes (20'+), don't climb this area for at least 3 days after a rain storm, and be careful of loose bolts and anchors, as many of them cannot withstand too many serious falls. Amazing Face (5.9) and Ozone (5.10c) are area classics.

Getting There 

Refer to general overview for Boy Scout Rocks.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.4 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Tier:
Amazing Face   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Arch (a.k.a. Ozone)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Diagonal Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Ozone Direct   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c X     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bolt Route   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Earthcling    5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cracker Ass Cracker   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Dinosaur   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Amazing face is to the right of the crack (that's ...

Amazing Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Lower Tier
A decent face route with some interesting moves. Apparently the most-wanted route in the area but I can't imagine why... The actual climbing on "Amazing Face" is pretty average, but you get a great view between your heels in the upper part of the climb. P.S.- The belayer gets two points for dropping a falling climber into either of the man-eating holes at the bottom of the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Lower Tier. Climber is on Amazing Face.
The Lower Tier. Climber is on Amazing Face.

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