Avalon Rock Climbing
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Access Issue: Closed to climbing March 15 - June 30 Details
This area is closed March 15 - June 30 for peregrine falcon nesting.
Avalon is a great high elevation crag featuring some of the best rock quality on the mountain, a good variety of decent quality climbs, and a few gems. It was mostly developed by the late Steve Johnson and friends around 2012. The routes at Avalon tend to be slab-oriented, with the occasional steep, cruxy bulge move. You can get by with just quickdraws (12-15 or so), but a light rack opens up more good terrain. The rock is mostly south facing, so the routes get a lot of sun, but the base is shaded by some majestic evergreen trees so you can stay cool even on the hottest days of summer. As usual, the best details are found in Squeezing the Lemmon III - only about half the routes are listed here.
Park at the summit and follow directions for Rappel Rock. When you get to the saddle directly in front of Rappel Rock - where you would normally drop your bags and head down the left side, you will instead head down a good trail to the *right*. You'll immediately see a large, white, low-angle slab with a few scattered bolts, on your right. This is the far right hand side of Avalon. Follow the trail close to the rock to drop down to the rest of the climbs.
Classic Climbing Routes at Avalon
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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