The First Tier overlooks the beautiful Eagle River and the not-so-beautiful interstate. It faces south and can be very warm in the winter. The climbs are mainly on two distinct crags and access is over an old railroad bridge on the Eagle River.
From the Wolcott exit on I-70, travel west on US 6. A 1/2 mile from the Wolcott Yacht Club, there is a small pullout (just west of the highway barn). Park at the pullout and find the obvious trail which leads over the old railroad bridge. Follow the tracks a short distance to a steep access trail.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The First Tier:
5.9 Crack 5.8 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40 feet
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How can a route called the 5.9 crack be rated 5.8? It is a universal mystery. A short and nice workout pitch. This fingers and hands crack is often done as a high-ball boulder problem but getting down is improbable. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO