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Step Tier is a place that maintains its popularity simple becasue it houses some of the best kick-ass natural climbing on the Mountain. The apex of the climbing is, Moonraker. This climb really is a middle grade, photogenic,magic number that sermounts the step and then blasts straight up into the heavens. Even the rap down is a doozey. Step Tier also has easy access from the Organ Pipes Track and can be easily pin-pionted from there. It is about a four minute walk (left) from the Northern Butress track junction.


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Alternative to the first two pitches of Moonraker. Pitch 1: Climb the crag for 10m, traverse right in the horizontal break to the cave and keep going as for Moonraker Pitch 2: Follow original variant until below the chimney, then step right to a small ledge and continue with the steep crack until you reach the original line again. Pitch 3: to rap station as for Moonraker

Nice line, take a #4.

FA: I Lewis & D Hain, 1974

FA: Kim Carrigan & Ian Lewis, 1974


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