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Upper Cliffs Rock Climbing 

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The Upper Upper Tier sits high above the normal Indian Springs triple tiers. It also faces south and gets full sun. The quality of the rock is not as good as the lower tiers but does have some good potential. A lot of work would be necessary to clear access at the bottom of the routes and clean lichen/moss off the routes themselves.

Getting There 

From the top of the Upper Tier, Upper Upper is clearly in view. A easy 10-15 hike up the rocky slabs with a bit of scrambling puts you at the lower left side of the main cliff. A not too bad hike off the west side down a rocky stream bed gets your through the tough brush and onto the Upper Tier slabs.

Climbing Season

For the Indian Springs area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Unshaven as seen from the slabs below.

Unshaven 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Upper Cliffs
About 20' off the ground is a flake/block through a short steep wall. Getting stood over this section is the first crux. A second crux is found further up getting past a licheny face to easier ground. Once the route is cleaned up a bit this may not be too bad....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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