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Upper Tier

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Saul's Crack T 
Sloth (HVS 5a), The T 

Upper Tier 


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Location: 53.15761, -1.99178 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Chris Owen on Nov 23, 2007
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Description 

The main part of this is a big piece for grit, while most routes are 1 pitch long there are some traditional 2 pitch routes here. It's a wonderful spot, a real climber's Mecca. Classics here include Saul's Crack, Black and Tans, and The Sloth.

There are some good boulder problems here too.


Getting There 

Hike up the muddy trail then left past the Don Whillans Memorial Hut, then right through the trees past the Lower Tier on the right and, with stomach churning, up the steps to arrive at the right margin of the Upper Tier.


2 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Tier:
Saul's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   
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Featured Route For Upper Tier
Tony at the crux.

Saul's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Upper Tier
A Joe Brown tour-de-force and a must-do while visiting.Easily at first up to beneath and slightly right of the corner crack, now the fun begins; somehow gain the corner and jam/lieback up it to the overhang. Go through the overhang (crux) to easier climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Upper Tier - Tony on Saul's Crack. Hen Cloud is in the background.
Upper Tier - Tony on Saul's Crack. Hen Cloud is in...
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