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Upper Tier Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,156'
Location: 39.71052, -107.69131 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Upper Tier hosts a single route, The Journey. It lies in an area separate from other Lower Tier routes and has its own characteristics. The route gets morning shade and isn't protected from the rain and elements like the other Lower Tier routes. The Journey starts in a talus field that is below a broad gully feature.

Getting There 

Walk underneath the south- and west-facing Lower Tier routes, and continue south (climber's right) into the trees for 100 feet to an opening with a belay platform in a talus field, below a broad gully.

Climbing Season

For the Rifle Mountain Park area.

Weather station 13.8 miles from here

1 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:
The Journey   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
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Featured Route For Upper Tier

The Journey 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Colorado : Rifle Mountain Park : ... : Upper Tier
The Journey is a unique Rifle route, unique in that it actually tops out the canyon unlike the typically arbitrary ending points of sport routes that terminate in a bolted anchor. It summits a cool, little, buttress-like formation that protrudes from the canyon rim and gives it a tower like feel when on top.To climb The Journey, begin on moderate terrain, passing several bolts on slabby rock with generally large holds. In the middle section of the route, the angle begins to steepen and at 2/3 he...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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