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Routes in Avalon

Arthur (mash-up or unknown?) S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Black Knight T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chastity S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Gauen, Not So Fearles T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Green Knight S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Holy Grail, The S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Lady of the Lake S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Launcelot Deulake S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Little Miss Treatment T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Maid Marian S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Merlin's Miracle S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pillage Idiot, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Relic T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Sir Mordede T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sorcerer's Apprentice S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sword in the Stone S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tourney Slot, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Elevation: 8,407 ft
GPS: 32.433, -110.794 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Nick Henscheid on Jul 24, 2016
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

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.
Closed to climbing March 15 - June 30 Details

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Avalon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Maid Marian
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Green Knight
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
The Tourney Slot
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
The Holy Grail
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sorcerer's Apprentice 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Maid Marian 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Green Knight 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Tourney Slot 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Holy Grail 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
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Abby S.  
Thanks for posting, Nick. Nice pictures of the routes! Jul 25, 2016

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