Elevation: 7,384 ft
GPS: 39.99889, -105.41204
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006 · Updates
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Access Issue: Seasonal Closures 2023 Details

Description

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
Avalon, showing most of the major features. Note: The depicted Northeast Face is also known as Crack Land. 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

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
 378
Dead Can Dance
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 76
Stigmata
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 246
Wheel of Fortune
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 454
The Tower
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 328
Dominator
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 311
Dead Again
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 579
Lust
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 248
Supernatural
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 220
The Clipboard
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 293
The Devil
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 462
Strange Science
Sport, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 155
Chairman of the Board
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 262
Free Fall
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 221
Ripcord
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 62
Manganese Direct
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dead Can Dance Wall of the Dead
 378
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Stigmata Clipboard Area
 76
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Wheel of Fortune Tarot Wall
 246
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Tower Tarot Wall
 454
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dominator Three Dihedrals
 328
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dead Again Wall of the Dead
 311
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Lust Tarot Wall
 579
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Supernatural Middle Wall
 248
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Clipboard Clipboard Area
 220
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Devil Tarot Wall
 293
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Strange Science Middle Wall
 462
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Chairman of the Board Clipboard Area
 155
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Free Fall Middle Wall
 262
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ripcord Middle Wall
 221
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Manganese Direct Tarot Wall
 62
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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