Elevation: 7,416 ft
GPS: 39.998, -105.412 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

The Middle Wall is a popular area at Avalon. The classic Strange Science (11c) is a big attraction. Free Fall (12a) is another great route just right of Strange Science. Around the corner to the right lies a big slab which has several popular moderate routes, including Incline Club (8), Tomb of Sorrows (9), and Disinclination (7).

Routes from left to right:

A. Moomin Papa's Little Adventure, 11+, 1p, 25', gear.
B. Supernatural, 10+, 1p, 80', bolts.
C. Strange Science, 11, 1p, 50', bolts.
D. Free Fall, 11+, bolts. Arete.
E. Rip Cord, 12-, 1p, 50', bolts.
F. Disinclination, 6, 1p, 90', bolts. Corner.
G. Flashpoint, 10+, 1p, 40', bolts. above F.
H. Midway, 6, 1p, bolts & gear. Crack.
I. Incline Club, 7+, 1p, 100', bolts. Corner.
J. Tomb of Sorrows, 8, 1p, 75', bolts. Chimney.

Getting There

Climb up the talus field above the Tyrolean Traverse. A dirt path starts at the top of the talus. Follow the path uphill a bit until the trail splits. Continue up the hill on the right trail branch. You'll eventually reach a steep wall with a scooped-out face; this is the route Strange Science. Free Fall is the arete to the right. The slab routes Disinclination and Incline Club start just up the hill to the right, at a right-facing corner. Tomb of Sorrows starts at the top of the slab in a chimney on the left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Middle Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 218
Incline Club
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 194
Supernatural
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 381
Strange Science
Sport, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 210
Free Fall
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 183
Ripcord
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Incline Club
 218
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Supernatural
 194
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Strange Science
 381
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Free Fall
 210
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ripcord
 183
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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