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The First Tier of Avalon lies a short distance above the creek. It is home to some good sport routes, including Sword In The Stone (10), Mists of Avalon (10a), Iron Maiden (9+), Slayer (10b), Body Count (11a), and Marquis de Sade (10d).
If you crossed the creek at the Tyrolean, go a short way up the talus field, and angle left to the base of the wall.
12 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for First Tier:
Sword In The Stone 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Mists of Avalon 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Spare Rib 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Slayer 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Marquis de Sade 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
The Anti-Sport 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch
The Sport Climber's Demise 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Body Count 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Tunnel of Love 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : First Tier
Tunnel of Love is the rightmost route on the upper level of the First Tier. Start at a right-angling crack leading to a chockstone tunnel through a roof. Climb up through a podded handcrack that turns to a groove (crux). Move left and up through the chockstone tunnel, then continue with the crack on the left wall after the tunnel.There is a 2-bolt anchor about 100' up, but lowering through the tunnel may be strange, so it's probably easier to bring up your partner, then walkoff to the left, pa...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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