Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter and Dianne Barrow, 2001
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Shared By: Jake Wyatt on Jul 21, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Start in the middle of The Wall of the Dead. Climb up the face to an overlap, move left, and continue up to the anchors. It has some committing moves through the crux section passing the overlap.

I found this to be a fun, interesting, well bolted climb that I would certainly do again.


6 bolts to anchors with rings.
Michael Walker
Loveland, CO
Michael Walker   Loveland, CO
A fun route with strenuous laybacks and precise footwork needed through the start. I thought it was as hard as Tomb, and like that route, had good climbing right to the (too short!) end. Jul 22, 2002
Bruce Pech
Bruce Pech   Boulder
Dead Again is the next bolted line left of Dead Can Dance. Although Rossiter rates it .10d, it's not as hard as the other .10d's and .10c's at Avalon, but harder than Slayer -- .10b -- on the First Tier. How 'bout .10b/c? Jun 3, 2004
I felt this route is easily .10c and probably .10d. I've done many other 10cs and 10ds at Avalon, and I felt it was right on par with those routes. It felt much more difficult than Marquis de Sade on the other side of the crag, which is 10c. It might have been more difficult for me because I'm only 5'4''. Either way, I felt it was a good route. Jul 11, 2005
Darren O'Connor
Darren O'Connor  
At 5.10 and under, this is the funnest route I've done at this area. Safe bolting makes it enjoyable for those challenged at the grade. .10a seems a little low. Rossiter's .10d rating was almost enough to scare me off--don't let it stop you! Jul 14, 2005
Ernie Port
Boulder, Colorado
Ernie Port   Boulder, Colorado
The crux move up in the middle felt a bit harder than anything on its neighbor Isle of the Dead. Fun moves moving out and up from the undercling to the flake. Aug 18, 2005
Kyle Turner
Brighton, CO
Kyle Turner   Brighton, CO
I'd give the *crux* of this route a 10c rating when compared to other routes in the canyon. The top and bottom of the route seemed easier... all in all this a great route with solid moves on positive holds. Good route for the aspiring 10+ leader.

-KT Sep 26, 2006
Boulder, CO
dr.natalie   Boulder, CO
Good warmup. Slabby crux. Smear feet. May 27, 2008
Meredith DB
Boulder, CO
Meredith DB   Boulder, CO
This climb currently has a couple spinner bolts. Jul 12, 2009
Hiro Protagonist
Hiro Protagonist   Colorado
Harder than Isle of the Dead next door, whether they are 10abc, I dunno. If your limit is in the 10-range, climb Isle of the Dead first, then if you want more with a more difficult crux, climb this.

Has a fun hand crack half way up, always fun to put those crack skills to use... I'd definitely climb it again next time I'm in the area. Apr 29, 2012
Boulder, CO
drdeleo   Boulder, CO
One of the anchors is missing the anchor hanger and nut. The bolt appears to be ok. I found the nut on the ground and picked it up before noticing the anchor hanger was missing. Would be nice if someone could replace it. The anchor on the left of this climb also has a loose nut. I hand tightened it, but it needs tightening with a wrench. Jun 2, 2013
Today, Ron Olsen and I replaced the Fixe ring hanger missing from one of the anchor bolts. Double thanks to Ron for supplying the hardware. Sep 2, 2013
The missing Fixe ring hanger at the anchor is actually on the route just right of Isle of the Dead called "Dead Again." Ron Olsen and I replaced the missing Fixe ring hanger on "Dead Again". I also tightened down the two anchor bolts on this route. Sep 2, 2013
Climbed this route today, SO MUCH FUN. There's never a point where you are up shit creek on this route, it's such a blast. I think one bolt had some movement. I would totally give this a 10c simply because of some fancy footwork and knowledge of undercling/flake climbing at the cruxy parts. Jun 26, 2014
Very fun climb on great rock with some good underclings and sidepulls. Steady footwork on slopey stone will get you through the crux. Well-protected. Nov 29, 2014
S. Neoh
S. Neoh  
We found the 3rd and 4th clips were stretchy and hard to make. Perhaps we were missing some key footholds. Sep 6, 2017