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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
 202
Incline Club
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 172
Supernatural
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 322
Strange Science
Sport, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 174
Free Fall
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 151
Ripcord
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Incline Club
 202
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Supernatural
 172
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Strange Science
 322
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, TR
Free Fall
 174
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ripcord
 151
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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KARL P.  
To whom it may concern -
We were climbing at the Middle Wall area yesterday (09/16) and found a rope bag and contents that someone had left behind. If you believe this to be yours, please contact me and describe the bag and its contents in order to reclaim it.

Thanks,
Karl
Duckzilla.kp@gmail.com Sep 17, 2012