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Location: 37.8467, -121.92671 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Jun 28, 2013


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The Upper Tier is a tall piece of sandstone about 90 feet tall 100 feet across. Most of the routes are top rope due to the fact that it is unsafe to put bolts on the sandstone face. To reach the top from below, trek up the 3rd class gully on the left side of the rock. Usually you'll set your anchor from a tree, though old bolts are present at the top of the right-most climbs. The obvious crack in the middle of the rock is known as Chouinard's Crack (5.9) and serves as an easy reference.

Getting There 

Refer to general overview for Boy Scout Rocks.

Climbing Season

For the Boy Scout Rocks area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Tier:
Chouinard's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
5.10 Face   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Upper Tier
Rock Climbing Photo: Cecilia cursing chouinard's crack

Chouinard's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Upper Tier
This is the prominent crack on the mid-left side of the upper tier. If you're not sure, there's a tree about halfway up the climb. Crux is an interesting section about 25 feet off the ground. Remember to look to your right for additional hands and feet!Keep in mind that you're leading sandstone before running out your protection. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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