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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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Second Tier:
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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Earth Angel 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Tarot Wall
Avalon's first and hardest sport route, Earth Angel, is the stunning arÍte/face on the far left side of Tarot Wall. It's hard to believe a route this good hasn't seen a second ascent (as per Rolofson's new guide book) until today; however, we did find the route somewhat dirty and lichen-covered in places so it is possible. Face climb past 3 bolts to a good stance below the roof. Crank over the roof (12a) and ascend the very sustained and technical face above. A wild dynamic move (s...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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