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Upper Tier Main Crag

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L to R R to L Alpha
Blue Plate Special T 
Crack of Thunder T 
Creep or Crawl T 
Damp Dayz T 
Maw, The S 
Not on a Weak Day T 
Outer Edge, The T 
Schnoz, The T 
Shelter From the Storm T 
Simple Pleasures S 
Singularity S 
Summit Fever T 
Synchronicity S 
Table 4 2 T 
Wet Exit T 
What U See is What U Get T 

Upper Tier Main Crag Rock Climbing 

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This is the left and upper portion of Main Crag. It lies above an upward-angling trough that passes through a tunnel behind Totem Tower. The trough ultimately reaches the large notch that splits the top of Main Crag. Routes on the far left and those starting in the trough close to Totem Tower stay shaded in the morning.

Getting There 

Follow the approach trail to Main/West Crags. At the double cairns, continue heading up and left towards West Crag. In approximately 100 yards, you will be below a large "nose". This is The Shnoz. Head up to the cliff, and to reach routes to the right, follow the cairns heading up the trough.

To reach routes to the left, continue up the West Crag Trail and cut back to the west side of the cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Tier Main Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Tier Main Crag:
Shelter From the Storm   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Table 4 2   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Upper Tier Main Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Not on a Weak Day.

Not on a Weak Day 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Upper Tier Main Crag
Classic! Not on a Weak Day is a challenging route that is in your face with a little bit of everything. Classic hand and fist stacks are followed by a powerful and tenuous lieback then an overhanging face at the top. It has one of the best sections of offwidth on the Front Range. Prior to the FA we checked out Randy Leavitt on YouTube to get pointers on hand and fist stacking. P1) 5.11. Climb the obvious overhanging offwidth to a stance, power up the lieback passing two bolts to another stance,...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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