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Morning Sun as the wall is east facing. These cliffs are on the South side of the highway and directly west of One of These Days wall. There are three tiers defined by ledges with routes starting from Those ledges.

Getting There 

follow the trail from One of these Days parking and break right accross the creek at the appropriate "tier"

Climbing Season

18 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Tiers:
Unknown 5.8 finger/hand crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   1st Tier
Unknown 5.9 finger crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   1st Tier
Tall People Reach Short People Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   2nd Tier
Orange Wedge   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   2nd Tier
Ativan Grin   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 112'   3rd Tier
Cartwheel   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   3rd Tier
Dr. Sleep   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 125'   3rd Tier
Numb Bunion   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   3rd Tier
Dangling Legs   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 90'   3rd Tier
Into the Groove   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   3rd Tier
Long Arm of the Aug   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   3rd Tier
THE DARK HALF   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   3rd Tier
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Featured Route For The Tiers
cartwheel/ numbunion formation

Cartwheel 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : 3rd Tier
Climb up to a horizontal crack, continue up the crack that goes straight through an obvious roof then jogs left and up a steep wall to a slab. The chains are set back 10 feet on the slab. Note- the original route required one to "cartwheel" across a blank section to the base of the slab, however Mark Bauer did a more direct and exciting variation to the chains. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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