BETA PHOTO: Avalon, showing most of the major features. Note:...
The West Gully lies just beyond the Wall of the Goddess. It is a steep gully with no established trail. Be careful scrambling in this area, as there is some loose rock and bushes to deal with.
Richard Rossiter established five routes here in 2005.
A. Merlin's Enigma
, 11+, 1p, 4 bolts. V-dihedral to roof.
B. Charon's Boat
, 9+, 1p, 3 bolts. Corner to hand traverse.
C. Knight of Swords
, 10, 1p, 5 bolts. Steep face by big boulder.
D. Dragon Direct
, 9, 1p, 70', 2 bolts & gear to 2".
E. Sorcerer's Apprentice
, 7+, 1p, 3 bolts, optional gear.
Continue left past the Wall of the Goddess and drop down to a pile of boulders. The West Gully rises immediately to the right.
Weather station 4.8 miles from here
5 Total Routes
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Charon's Boat 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : West Gully
Hike to the Wall of the Goddess on the Third Tier of Avalon. Continue around to the east and descend slightly to a gully full of boulders. Identify two obvious dihedrals capped by a roof. The route ascends the right side of the arete just right of the right dihedral, about 30 feet right of Mystery Ship. Climb straight up past two bolts, then finger traverse left (very cool). Stretch up and clip the third bolt, then work straight up to a tiny stance with a 2-bolt anchor. Lower off....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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