The West Tiers are the two west facing walls (one on top of the other) east of Split Dome. In general, the rock is solid and fun to climb. Most of the established routes are protected by bolts, however, Blood and Cuts and Black Panther are two noteworthy crack climbs. Bolted climbs worth ascending are Hot Dog in a Bun, The Patriot, Lee's Health Studio, and Predator Tigress - a disquieting name for a perplexing climb! The descent for every route is an easy walk off.
Walk east around Split Rock a few hundred yards to reach the West Tiers.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Tiers:
Blood and Cuts 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Slots A Fun 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Henrietta's Day Spa 5.11 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Featured Route For West Tiers
Lee's Health Studio (aka The Dehab Clinic) 5.11a/b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : West Tiers
This route lies on the southern part of the West Tiers, about 90 yards right of Blood and Cuts (5.10a). It ascends a very prominent left diagonalling dike (3 bolts), then up into a crack. It is easily visible from the road. One of the better routes in the vicinity and well worth doing....[more] Browse More Classics in CA