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Good Girls S 
Groove Dynamics S 
Hippie Girls S 
Jungle Cruiser S 
Liquid Gold S 
Mohawk S 
Narcissist S 
Skinned Alive S 
Spasm S 
Taxidermy S 
Thunderbolt S 
Water Torture S 

Upper Tier Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.10261, -116.96508 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Isaac T. on Jan 30, 2007
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Description 

This area has routes on both the west and east walls. If you want to do hard routes this is your area. Almost all the routes on the West side are 5.11 or harder! This is the area that was hit the hardest by the mudslide but a few climbers have come in and leveled out the belay stances and re bolted a few routes so that you aren't clipping bolts 3 feet off the deck.

Getting There 

From the middle tier scramble up the east wall along the base there is a very faint climbers trail. It is a 4th class scramble. Look out for the stinging nettle.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.9 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',3],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Tier:
Jungle Cruiser   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hippie Girls   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Curbie   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Good Girls   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dirty Hippie   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dirty Girls   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Spasm   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 90'   
Water Torture   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Bad Boys   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Thunderbolt   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Diluted   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Delusions   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Groove Dynamics   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
Mohawk   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Upper Tier
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Groove Dynamics

Groove Dynamics 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Upper Tier
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Photos of Upper Tier Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: From left to right:  Chelsea Grin  5.10a, Dirty Gi...
From left to right: Chelsea Grin 5.10a, Dirty Gi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sam belaying Aaron on 2nd pitch above "Good G...
Sam belaying Aaron on 2nd pitch above "Good G...
Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the Upper Tier, Frustration Creek
The view from the Upper Tier, Frustration Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris S. working Evisceration (5.13c), Frustration...
Chris S. working Evisceration (5.13c), Frustration...
Rock Climbing Photo: Myself climbing in the Upper Falls @ Frustration C...
Myself climbing in the Upper Falls @ Frustration C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa), Frustration...
Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa), Frustration...
Rock Climbing Photo: The upper waterfall at the back of the canyon, Fru...
The upper waterfall at the back of the canyon, Fru...
Rock Climbing Photo: The good stuff in the Upper Tier area. Look close ...
BETA PHOTO: The good stuff in the Upper Tier area. Look close ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason on Delusions (5.11c), Frustration Creek
Jason on Delusions (5.11c), Frustration Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Joel taking a burn on Narcissist 13a.
Joel taking a burn on Narcissist 13a.

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By C Miller
Administrator
From: CA
Jun 8, 2009
Evisceration on Youtube -
By janjan
From: redlands, ca
Jun 8, 2014
What happened to this Evisceration route?
By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
Sep 30, 2016
Public Service Announcement: On September 29th, 2016, my partner and I were taking a break between routes to eat in the Upper Tier at the corner where Good Girls starts. I was sitting down on a rock against the wall and heard a rumbling up high on the right side of the waterfall near where there are currently two fixed ropes hanging down. I looked up and saw sailing through mid air a large rock about the size of a melon among lots of other debris. Hoooolyyy S*** came out of my mouth rather than Rock! but the meaning was clear. My partner and I made ourselves as small as possible against the wall while all around us rained lethal sized and amounts of land slide for approximately the next 60 seconds. When the thundering noise came to an end finally we started to gather ourselves back together. Looking around there was freshly shattered granite all around including in particular at least one small fist sized rock that landed on our rope bag not more than three feet away. This rock and many others like it was decomposing and able to be crushed under the pressure of squeezing by hand meaning that it was probably much larger while free falling only shattering once it impacted the ground.

Fortunately neither of us was hurt and only one other person was in the valley down by the lower tier out of the way of anything coming down hard. This was a pretty solid reminder why we wear helmets and to always be cautious especially in areas known for their less than preferable quality of rock.

We believe the event was triggered by an animal, possibly a rather fat set of crows that we spotted moments before on the ground nearby.

Please always wear a helmet
By Scott.j
May 15, 2017
There are a couple of bolted lines (perma draws) to the right of Liquid Gold and Skinned Alive. They are both on the same wall as the aforementioned two routes and still on the left side of the waterfall, when facing it. Does anyone have any information on what these two routes are? Thanks ahead of time!
By Waveclimb
From: LA, CA
May 16, 2017
To the right of liquid is evisceration 13+, to the right of that is skinned alive, which is the furthest right route. A 14a breaks off to the right from skinned at like bolt 7 or something, I can't remember the name.

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