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Middle Tier  

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Climber on the Middle Tier, Frustration Creek


This area's routes are all on the west wall and feature a handful of long moderate (5.9-5.10) routes. Be careful when crossing the creek as it can be very slippery.

Getting There 

From the lower falls area hike back into the canyon to the water fall (may be flowing may not) scramble up the small scree pile on the left side of the falls there is a easy 5th class climb, careful though the rock tends to be dirty and is polished from years of water running down it. Up at the top there are 2 bolts with rappel rings so you can loop a rope through and throw it down or rappel off when you are headed home.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Tier:
Great White Bighorn   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Honey Dipped   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hashtag Selfie   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
B.F.F.   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
90's Chick   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
L.O.L.   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Burning Book   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Sam at the roof.

B.F.F. 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Middle Tier
A high quality line for full value at 100'. Use the fixed line to approach the far left bolted belay. Climb the face tending left up to the obvious roof. Pull the roof (easier than looks) then finish up easier face to the anchor left of the stump. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Looking down the canyon from the Middle area towards the Lower area.
BETA PHOTO: Looking down the canyon from the Middle area towar...
Friends climbing one of Brent's new gems.  A must do.
Friends climbing one of Brent's new gems. A must ...
The Headwall as seen from the Middle Tier. Upper Tier area can be seen on the far right.
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The right side of the middle tier
BETA PHOTO: The right side of the middle tier

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By Web-Brent Webster
Aug 18, 2012
As of 8/16/2012
Middle Tier West Side Left to Right
The first two routes start on anchored ledges directly above the
first water fall
B.F.F. (battle f#ck friend) 5.9 100' bolts chain anchor FA, CS BW
L.O.L. (LeighAnne Of Love) 10a 100' brown hangers14 bolts chain anchor
The next two routes start off a grassy ledge with a belay bolt
Burning Bush 10b/c 100' bolts ring anchors
Burning Book 10b 100' bolts sportclip anchors FA James Warner, BW
Most routes can be extended to Bird Ledge, left of SideWalk
ledge below Center of Headwall

Middle Tier East side left to right
Nacho Line project.
En TruHold Preneur project
Azure Green Eyes project