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Middle Wall

Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Avalon > Second Tier
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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.

Routes from Left to Right

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Avalon, showing most of the major features.<br>
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Note: The depicted Northeast Face is also known as Crack Land.
[Hide Photo] Avalon, showing most of the major features. Note: The depicted Northeast Face is also known as Crack Land.
Avalon Upper Wall Routes.  Photo taken from Upper Animal World.
[Hide Photo] Avalon Upper Wall Routes. Photo taken from Upper Animal World.

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[Hide Comment] 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