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Elevation: 8,407 ft
GPS: 32.43323, -110.79436
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Shared By: Nick Henscheid on Jul 24, 2016 · Updates
Admins: adrian montaƱo, Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen
Warning Access Issue: Potentially unavailable to climbing February through July if raptors are breeding here. DetailsDrop down

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Avalon is a great high elevation crag featuring some of the highest quality rok 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 of April 2023: there is still a good amount of shade available, but the Bighorn fire killed a number of the big ponderosas, and the storms last winter kicked another tree down onto one of the climbs (Lancelot and/or Lady of the Lake) As usual, the best details are found in Squeezing the Lemmon III.

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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

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