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The Second Tier is home to most of Avalon's routes, and it's where you'll find the biggest crowds on a busy day. The base of many climbs here is badly eroding with lots of loose rock. It's a bad place to bring dogs, which knock rocks down on belayers below them.
Head up the talus field above the Tyrolean Traverse. A dirt trail starts at the top of the talus. Very soon the trail splits: the left branch heads to Tarot Wall and Three Dihedrals; the right branch continues up the hill toward the Middle Wall, Clipboard, and Wall of the Dead. See each area for more detailed info.
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The Constant Gardener (aka the Pursuit of Fappiness) 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80' Tarot Wall
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Fapanese Direct 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Tarot Wall
This is a new route (autumn 2007) up the roof-to-headwall right of Earth Angel, on the Tarot Wall. It climbs out the body-length roof via a sort of inset corner before railing left along the lip to the head up incipient cracks on the headwall.Someone had drilled holes for anchor bolts at the top, but didn't put the bolts in, so we used those. The roof is the business, but the headwall is pumper than it looks -- very sustained for Boulder Canyon and a top-quality line......[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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