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South Face, Lower Tier

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Cradle Will Rock, The S,TR 
Eight Thousand Foot Headrush  S,TR 
Zyzzyx S 
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South Face, Lower Tier Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,400'
Location: 37.10179, -118.98803 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Sep 26, 2013
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This area has a few face routes and a few cracks. Continuing all the way west on the skirt one can access the Upper Tier as well.

Getting There 

Park in one of the turn-outs mostly found on the right side of the road and head towards the granite. Takes anywhere from 2-4 minutes depending on the turnout. No real trail per se, then skirt the bottom of the south faces.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in South Face, Lower Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Face, Lower Tier:
Zyzzyx   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Cradle Will Rock   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, TR, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Zyzzyx 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Southern Sierra : ... : South Face, Lower Tier
Just right of the bulging black south face of the base/skirt of Trapper Dome is a right trending ramp. Step up on the ramp to access crimps in the crease below a flake/crack feature near the top of the wall. Once established on the face work up a series of three left trending ramps while meandering left and right to connect features on the face. Ramps, incut edges, sidepulls, crimps, flakes, and an undercling lead to the aforementioned crack/flake feature. Work up the crack or "wa...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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