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Location: 53.1566, -1.99202 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Chris Owen on Nov 23, 2007
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Description 

More grainy, slightly less broken and more monolithic than the Upper Tier, the Lower Tier is home to the super-classic Valkrie, while further right there are such classics and test-pieces as The Mincer, Smear Test, The Death Knell, and Commander Energy.


Getting There 

You pass the Lower Tier on the right as you head up to the Upper Tier, it's behind the Don Whillans Memorial Hut.


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Tier:
Valkyrie   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For Lower Tier
Chris Owen on pitch 2, past the crux, after a crazy epic! Ahhh a double rope hip belay....

Valkyrie 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Lower Tier
A total classic with a wandering line and a BIG feel to it, and tons of exposure.1) 50ft 5.7. Up the groove, then traverse left along big flakes to a ledge with a huge chimney behind it.2) 80ft 5.8. There's a big flake left of the chimney (facing the rock) up this, over the top (long sling) and down the other side (insane!!!!!) to a tricky and exposed move onto a ledge (crux). Go around the arete and up the finishing slab with a feeling of real achievement.Descend to the left and down the steps....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jul 15, 2014

Lower Tier guide can be viewed here, it's a great read.

By Nick Russell
Administrator
From: Bristol, UK
2 days ago

Good find Chris. It is an excellent guidebook, one of my favourites!

By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
1 day ago

Thanks Nick, agreed - great stuff. I'm planning a new guidebook and this one is definitely going to be an influence.