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The Upper Tier

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The Upper Tier Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.86282, -107.86841 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Christian Prellwitz on Aug 21, 2016
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This small crag is tucked into the upper left (when viewed from Ophir Road) corner of the Ophir Wall. While there aren't many climbs here, there are a couple of lines that are good enough to warrant the hike up. There is also some potential for new climbs.

This wall tends to be shady in the early morning, but after that, it is in sun for the most of the day in the summer.

Getting There 

Turn onto Ophir Road, and immediately pull into the large dirt pullout on your right. Park here. From the parking, walk straight up the forested hillside through a talus field. After around 10-15 minutes, you will reach the base of the wall. You can actually see the top of the Upper Tier from the parking area.

Climbing Season

For the Ophir area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

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This slab testpiece climbs one of the coolest features on the Ophir Wall on high quality rock.Start at the left end of the wall and follow the obvious, left-angling, black dike. There are several crux sections over the course of the route, and they all tend to involve technical moves on holds that face the wrong way. Just after the fifth bolt, angle left into an obvious, low angle scoop. From here, the climbing gets noticeably easier. You can either run it out a long way (probably around 25-30 f...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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