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The Lower Tier

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beer Dog S 
Botonga S 
Brace for Impact T,S 
Canine Corner S 
Free at Last T,S 
Git 'Er Done S 
Hound's Tooth S 
Leave No Trace T,S 
Like a Wonk T,S 
March Madness S 
Quick Work S 
Release the Kraken T 
Tinnitus S 
Where's Ron S 
Wonky T,S 

The Lower Tier  


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Elevation: 6,915'
Location: 40.0035, -105.3966 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Approach to The Riviera and The Bihedral.

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Description 

The lower tier of the Bihedral is being broken out into a separate area, since it's really distinct from the Left Side and the main upper tier area.

From left to right:

A1. Like a Wonk L start, 9-, 2p, 120', bolts & gear.
A2. Like a Wonk R start, 9-, 2p, 120', bolts & gear.
var P2 A1. Wonky, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts & gear. Arete R of p2 of Like a Wonk.
B. Botonga, 9, 1p, 40', 4 bolts.
C. Leave No Trace, 11-, 1p, 50', 4 bolts & gear.
D. Brace for Impact, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts & gear.
E. Free at Last, 11, 1p, 120', 4 bolts & gear.
F1. Beer Dog, 10-, 1p, 90', 7 bolts.
F2. Hound's Tooth, 10-, 1p, 80', 7 bolts.
F3. Canine Corner, 10-, 1p, 75', 7 bolts.
G. Gully, 4th class, 90'.
H. Corner by tree, 2, 1p, 160'. Quickest way up. Mostly 3rd class.
I. Exposed 3rd class.

Routes on Small Slab:
J. Quick Work, 7, 1p, 3 bolts, 30'.
K. Git 'Er Done, 9+, 1p, 3 bolts & gear, 40'.
L1. Tinnitus, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
L2. Where's Ron, 10-, 1p, 95', bolts +/- gear.
M1. Release the Kraken, 8, 1p, 95', bolt & gear.
M2. March Madness, 8, 1p, 95', bolts +/- gear.

N. Dancing Hippos, 4, 1p, 120'. Continuation above Abandonment.

Getting There 

Follow the approach trail for the Bihedral to its upper end, to the bottom of the rappel gully. Beer Dog, Hound's Tooth, and Canine Corner start on a buttress 25' above, left of the gully. Like a Wonk, Botonga, and Leave No Trace start about 100' left, down and around the corner. Free at Last starts below a prominent V-dihedral about 20' right of Leave No Trace.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',4],['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 The Lower Tier:
Hound's Tooth   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Tinnitus   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Kent Lugbill at top after leading Leave No Trace.

Leave No Trace 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : The Lower Tier
We first TRed this climb on Earth Day, so I chose a name that was appropriate for the occasion. Follow 4 bolts of continuous climbing until the angle eases. The first bolt is low and the hanger is placed upside-down to keep the rope out of your way. From there, Aliens & 0.75 or #1 Camalot can protect the climbing to the anchors atop Botonga....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By MarkGriffin
From: Goretex-Vortex, CO
Nov 3, 2007
Was here today and saw someone putting in a new bolt on what looks like Free At Last. Hopefully this was a replacement and not someone altering the existing line?