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Tarot Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Constant Gardener (aka the Pursuit of Fappiness), The S 
Devil, The S 
Earth Angel S 
Fapanese Direct S 
Fool, The S 
Goat F***er S 
Hanged Man, The S 
Horse, The T,S 
Lust S 
Magician, The T,S 
S.I.N. T 
Tower, The S 
Wheel of Fortune S 

Tarot Wall 


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Description 

Tarot Wall is the leftmost area on the Second Tier. Home to a number of good 5.10 and 5.11 sport routes, including The Devil (11c), Lust (10c), The Tower (10a), and Wheel of Fortune (10a). Earth Angel (12d) is a difficult testpiece that has seen very few ascents.

A fun new route, The Magician (9 or 10), climbs an arete at the left side of Tarot Wall.

L->R:

A. The Magician, 9 or 10, 1p, 80', gear & bolts. Cracks, arete, face, roof.
B. Ah Ya Punter, 11, 1p, gear. LFD & roof.
C. Earth Angel, 12+, 1p, 80', bolts. Face, roof, and arete on left.
D. Fapanese Direct, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
E. The Constant Gardener, 12+, 1p, bolts.
F. The Devil, 11, 1p, 70', bolts. Steep, bulging face.
G. Lust, 10, 1p, 90', bolts, steep face.
H. The Fool, 10, 1p, 60', bolts. Awkward at start.
I. The Tower, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts. Long, varied, enjoyable.
J. S.I.N., 10, 1p, 90', gear.
K. Wheel of Fortune, 10-, 1p, 60', bolts. Corner, roof, steep face.
L. The Horse, 10+, 1p, 60', bolt & gear. Overhang to cracks.
M. The Hanged Man, 10, 1p, 50', bolts. Brief overhang to face.

On a short wall by the talus field approach:

N. Goat F***ker, 11+, 25', bolts. Quartz dike.


Getting There 

Climb up the talus field above the Tyrolean Traverse. A dirt trail starts at the top of the talus. Continue up the trail a short distance until the trail splits; take the left branch to get to Tarot Wall. Follow the trail left around a shoulder to the road side of the crag. The first route you'll see is The Hanged Man at a low overhang with a bolt.

If you started your day climbing on the First Tier, you can continue up the path left from there and reach the left side of Tarot Wall, by the route Earth Angel.

Also on the left side of Tarot Wall is a trail heading downstream toward Solaris.

See the Beta Photo for details.


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tarot Wall:
The Tower   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
S.I.N.   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Lust   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Devil   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Constant Gardener (aka the Pursuit of Fappiness)   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fapanese Direct   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Earth Angel   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Tarot Wall
Earth Angel is the leftmost bolted route on Tarot Wall.

Earth Angel 5.12d 7c 28 IX 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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By Bruno D
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 2, 2011

Someone left some climbing shoes here on Saturday July 30th...call me if they are yours 973 255 0862.