Tiers for Fears
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This excellent three-tiered hand crack in found in the center of the west face of Fraggle Rock and is well worth the (somewhat) lengthy approach. The climb finishes directly via some run-out face climbing but a better protected "escape" (5.10b) can be made by cutting right at an obvious break.
Fun, well-protected climbing in an area that is seldom visited by others is a bonus to this route as are the many other worthwhile climbs nearby.
When visiting please be sure to leave the area as nice as you found it, if not nicer, and respect the nearby artifacts and curios from another era.
Pro to 3"
|Comments on Tiers for Fears
|By C Miller|
Apr 16, 2003
On the first ascent Vaino finished straight up instead of finishing right as indicated in the guidebook photo. This makes the climb a bit sporty, as protection is sparse at the top after the crack ends.
|By Vernon Stiefel|
Apr 16, 2003
That explains the 5.10d rating; I hadn't been on a Vaino Kodas route that was soft. Any history on Scattered Remains?
|By DJ Reyes|
From: Northern Nevada
Apr 7, 2008
Cutting right seemed intuitive to me. I really enjoyed this route. Be sure to bring a number four camalot or equivalent for the upper section.
|By Mark J Gain|
Apr 24, 2013
This was a favotite of mine as warm up to what I was really there for, although have not been on it since 1998-1999, prior to getting on "I have (had) the touch" and Cosmic. I just feel at home there... Such a nice setting! and great climbs with no-one around, like the .10 on the side of the pillar, soooo much fun, gosh, I gotta get back, if not just to cuise and hang in the cabin below :) What made it "had" the touch anyways? (I heard a flake or sumting broke) I thought it was hard in the 90's, is it worth going back to? Wish Vern could comment :(