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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:

AB. Direct Start to The Magician, 10, 1p, 85', gear & bolts.

B. The Magician, 9 or 10, 1p, 80', gear & bolts. Cracks, arete, face, roof.

C. Ah Ya Punter, 11-, 1p, gear. LFD & roof.

D. Earth Angel, 12+, 1p, 80', bolts. Face, roof, and arete on left.

E. Manganese Direct, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.

F. The Constant Gardener, 12+, 1p, bolts.

G. The Devil, 11, 1p, 70', bolts. Steep, bulging face.

H. Lust, 10, 1p, 90', bolts, steep face.

I. The Fool, 10, 1p, 60', bolts. Awkward at start.

J. The Tower, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts. Long, varied, enjoyable.

K. The Hermit, 12, 1p, 100', gear.

L. S.I.N., 10, 1p, 90', gear.

M. Wheel of Fortune, 10-, 1p, 60', bolts. Corner, roof, steep face.

N. The Horse, 10+, 1p, 60', bolt & gear. Overhang to cracks.

O. The Hanged Man, 10, 1p, 50', bolts. Brief overhang to face.

On a short wall by the talus field approach:

P. Goat Arete, 10+, 1p, 45', gear.

Q. Goat F***ker, 12-, 25', bolts. Quartz dike.

Getting There Suggest change

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tarot Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 263
Wheel of Fortune
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 494
The Tower
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 628
Lust
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 320
The Devil
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 69
The Constant Gardener
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 71
Manganese Direct
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 24
Earth Angel
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wheel of Fortune
 263
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Tower
 494
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lust
 628
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Devil
 320
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Constant Gardener
 69
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Manganese Direct
 71
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Earth Angel
 24
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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