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El Segundo Piso 
Xochipili Headwall 

Upper Tier Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Mauricio Herrera Cuadra on Jan 17, 2017
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View from belay ledge atop Sirenos Crack.


The Upper Tier is home to some of the classic and most aesthetic routes on the wall. Despite its proximity to the ground and the Lower Tier, it receives much less traffic, possibly due to the exposed nature of some of the routes. Despite most of the routes being clustered above the Las Gamuzas & Sirenos areas, some other routes have been climbed along the rest of the wall, although there’s very little information about them. The area spans about the same width as the Lower Tier (~1300 feet) and contrary to the former, and excluding the Segundo Piso area, it mostly features technical faces with very thin and incipient cracks.

Getting There 

The easiest way to access the Upper Tier is by climbing the 1st pitches of either “Las Gamuzas” or “Sirenos Crack”. If you wanted to approach the wide garden terrace on the right side, it’s better if you climb the 3 pitches of the “Las Dalias” or "Las Hormigas" routes.

Climbing Season

For the Central Mexico area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Armando Dattoli climbing the 1st crux roof of Acro...

Acrofobia 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13  North America : Mexico : ... : El Segundo Piso
Another classic testpiece at La Coconetla, also a little tricky to protect like the neighboring La Paloma, but with a stiffer grade and a little more sustained. It was originally rated around 5.10c, before the bolts on the upper face were added to make it a direct line to the top (it used to join back to La Paloma after the 2nd crux).There are two different starts to this route (both equally fun):1) Start as for La Paloma and continue up the chimney to the top of the pillar.2) Start as for Kukus...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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