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Elevation: 7,384 ft 2,251 m
GPS: 39.99889, -105.41204
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Description Suggest change

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.

This tier is complex and is split into various parts. See
for details.

From left to right:

Tarot Wall - on the left side above the First Tier. Mostly 5.10 and 5.11 sport routes, including The Devil (11c), Lust (10c), The Tower (10a) and Wheel of Fortune (10a). Popular.

Three Dihedrals - Above and right of Tarot Wall. Only a few climbs here, including the popular Dominator (10b).

The Clipboard Area - just right of the Three Dihedrals area. Three quality routes: Chairman of the Board (11d), The Clipboard (11b), & Stigmata (10a).

The Middle Wall - right of the Clipboard Area. Has the classic Strange Science (11c) and Free Fall (12a), and the moderate slab routes Incline Club (7+) and Tomb of Sorrows (9). Popular.

The Wall of the Dead - above and right of the Middle Wall. Four routes, including Dead Can Dance (9) and Dead Again (10c).

Getting There Suggest change

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.

You can also reach Tarot Wall by continuing up left past the First Tier; this is convenient if you started your day by climbing there.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Second Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 402
Dead Can Dance
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 263
Wheel of Fortune
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 495
The Tower
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 342
Dominator
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 333
Dead Again
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 633
Lust
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 274
Supernatural
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 240
The Clipboard
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 323
The Devil
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 501
Strange Science
Sport, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 169
Chairman of the Board
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 284
Free Fall
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 243
Ripcord
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 73
Manganese Direct
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 24
Earth Angel
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dead Can Dance Wall of the Dead
 402
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Wheel of Fortune Tarot Wall
 263
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Tower Tarot Wall
 495
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dominator Three Dihedrals
 342
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dead Again Wall of the Dead
 333
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Lust Tarot Wall
 633
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Supernatural Middle Wall
 274
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Clipboard Clipboard Area
 240
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Devil Tarot Wall
 323
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Strange Science Middle Wall
 501
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Chairman of the Board Clipboard Area
 169
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Free Fall Middle Wall
 284
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ripcord Middle Wall
 243
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Manganese Direct Tarot Wall
 73
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Earth Angel Tarot Wall
 24
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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