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The Lower Tier

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L to R R to L Alpha
Beer Dog S 
Botonga S 
Brace for Impact T,S 
Canine Corner S 
Free at Last T,S 
Git 'Er Done S 
Hound's Tooth S 
Leave No Trace T,S 
Like a Wonk T,S 
March Madness S 
Munchkin Roof T 
Quick Work S 
Release the Kraken T 
Tinnitus S 
Where's Ron S 
Wonky T,S 

The Lower Tier Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,915'
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BETA PHOTO: Approach to The Riviera and The Bihedral.

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  • Description 

    The lower tier of the Bihedral is being broken out into a separate area, since it's really distinct from the Left Side and the main upper tier area.

    From left to right:

    A. Munchkin Roof, 8, 1p, 40', gear.
    B1. Like a Wonk L start, 9-, 2p, 120', bolts & gear.
    B2. Like a Wonk R start, 9-, 2p, 120', bolts & gear.
    var P2 B1. Wonky, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts & gear. Arete R of p2 of Like a Wonk.
    C. Botonga, 9, 1p, 40', 4 bolts.
    D. Leave No Trace, 11-, 1p, 50', 4 bolts & gear.
    E. Brace for Impact, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts & gear.
    F. Free at Last, 11, 1p, 120', 4 bolts & gear.
    G1. Beer Dog, 10-, 1p, 90', 7 bolts.
    G2. Hound's Tooth, 10-, 1p, 80', 7 bolts.
    G3. Canine Corner, 10-, 1p, 75', 7 bolts.
    H. Gully, 4th class, 90'.
    I. Corner by tree, 2, 1p, 160'. Quickest way up. Mostly 3rd class.
    J. Exposed 3rd class.

    Routes on Small Slab:
    K. Quick Work, 7, 1p, 3 bolts, 30'.
    L. Git 'Er Done, 9+, 1p, 3 bolts & gear, 40'.
    M1. Tinnitus, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
    M2. Where's Ron, 10-, 1p, 95', bolts +/- gear.
    N1. Release the Kraken, 8, 1p, 95', bolt & gear.
    N2. March Madness, 8, 1p, 95', bolts +/- gear.

    O. Dancing Hippos, 4, 1p, 120'. Continuation above Abandonment.

    Getting There 

    Follow the approach trail for the Bihedral to its upper end, to the bottom of the rappel gully. Beer Dog, Hound's Tooth, and Canine Corner start on a buttress 25' above, left of the gully. Like a Wonk, Botonga, and Leave No Trace start about 100' left, down and around the corner. Free at Last starts below a prominent V-dihedral about 20' right of Leave No Trace.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 4.4 miles from here

    16 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Lower Tier

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Lower Tier:
    Hound's Tooth   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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    Featured Route For The Lower Tier
    Rock Climbing Photo: Beer Dog, Hound's Tooth, and Canine Corner.

    Beer Dog 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : The Lower Tier
    This is a fun new sport route on the lower tier of the Bihedral, at the top of the approach trail. It starts just left of the bottom of the rappel gully, below a rounded black-washed buttress. Sustained, varied climbing from bottom to top.Scramble up 25' on broken rock to the base of the buttress. Make the first clip and let the fun begin. Climb up steep rock, with a difficult move past the second bolt. Work left to a stance, then up to a V-corner. Stem up the V-corner past the sixth bolt ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    By Mark Griffin
    From: Boulder, CO
    Nov 3, 2007
    Was here today and saw someone putting in a new bolt on what looks like Free At Last. Hopefully this was a replacement and not someone altering the existing line?

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