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Wall of the Dragon

Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Avalon > Third Tier
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

The Wall of the Dragon lies above the West Gully. It is probably the most remote area at Avalon. Richard Rossiter established two new routes here in 2005.

L->R:

A. Dragon Slayer, 10, 1p, 70', 6 bolts.
B. Dragon Fly, 9, 1p, 60', 5 bolts.

Getting There

There are three ways to get to the Wall of the Dragon:

1. Climb Mystery Tour, Ship of Fools, or Ghost Ship in Crack Land. These routes end at the belay tree on the Wall of the Dragon.

2. Climb Dragon Direct in the West Gully, and continue up from the anchors to the ramp below the Wall of the Dragon. From the top of the ramp, go straight up to a tree on a beautiful ledge with a sweeping view of the canyon. Scramble down a ramp (northeast) to a platform with a conspicuous tree. Belay here for Dragon Fly and Dragon Slayer.

3. Hike up. Approach as for the Wall of The Goddess. Continue around to a gully of boulders that climbs right (south) beneath a steep wall (the West Gully). Scramble up the gully to a notch behind the Wall of The Goddess where one can look down to the south at a truly amazing wedged block. Turn left (east) and scramble up a steeper gully and a clean, exposed ramp that leads up to the left. From the top of the ramp, go straight up to a tree on a beautiful ledge with a sweeping view of the canyon. Gear up here. Scramble down a ramp (northeast) to a platform with a conspicuous tree. Belay here for Dragon Fly and Dragon Slayer.

Routes from Left to Right

5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Dragon Fly
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Dragon Slayer
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dragon Fly
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Dragon Slayer
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport

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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.