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Lower Tier

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L to R R to L Alpha
Against The Grain T 
Beginner's Luck S 
Bilateral symmetry T 
Bookend, The T 
Erica's Ass Crack T 
Fresh Meat S 
Konto's Sport Route S 
Lorax, The T 
Mind the 'Mudgeon S 
Oompa Loompa S 
Paradox S 
Peachy Canoodle S 
Stone Staircase  S 

Lower Tier Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Kris Fiore on Sep 18, 2014
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One of the corner climbs at the Lower Tier

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Great sport climbing in the 10-11 range with a pair of good 9s to warm up on.

Getting There 

From the main junction at the talus pile continue down/north. The first routes encountered are Bilateral Symmetry and Oompa Loompa followed by the pair of 5.7 corners and the steeper wall of Fresh Meat/Paradox.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.0 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Tier:
The Bookend   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 60'   
Beginner's Luck   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Stone Staircase    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Peachy Canoodle   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Fresh Meat   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Paradox   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bilateral symmetry   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Against The Grain   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Lower Tier
Rock Climbing Photo: Mind the 'Mudgeon

Mind the 'Mudgeon 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Vermont : Bolton Area : ... : Lower Tier
Admittedly short, highly height-specific, and bouldery AF, but a quality "party trick" boulder problem on a rope. Likely you'll either enjoy it or hate it.Tightly bolted at the start, this one packs a punch and requires technical body positions in order to make the second and third clips. The crux sequence is likely highly height dependent and will be harder for shorter climbers.Easy climbing leads to the bulging headwall. An unlikely sequence of aesthetic quality links features to...[more]   Browse More Classics in Vermont

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By Kris Fiore
From: Burlington, Vermont
Nov 19, 2014
I doubt many people even climb it but for what it's worth I ripped a pretty decent sized hold off of Doublethink the other day. About the size of a baseball came off.

As a hand it is a bolt below the crux but it was most helpful as a foothold which is when it broke. Unfortunately, it was an onsight attempt so I have no idea if it effects the rating or not. It definitely felt like it would have been helpful to get through the crux... Sorry! :P

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