Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter and Joan Johns, 2005
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Shared By: Richard Rossiter on Sep 10, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a beautiful route on the upper NW Face of the Third Tier of Avalon. This is the Wall of The Dragon and is around to the right from the second pitch of Ancient Light, though it cannot be accessed from Ancient Light unless you climb Blade.

Follow approach directions given in Wall of the Dragon.

Work up and left to clip the first bolt, then go straight left until it is possible to climb straight up to the second bolt.. Et cetera. This route is wholly worth the weird approach.


6 bolts to a 2-bolt ring anchor. Lower off.


Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
This is a great pitch; one of my favorites on Avalon. Sustained, varied climbing from bottom to top.

We geared up on a spacious ledge at the top of the ramp and scrambled down to the tree to belay. Be sure to anchor the belayer to the tree; this spot is exposed.

The crux is the traverse left past the first bolt; thin edges for the feet make it possible. Climb up and clip the second bolt and breathe a sigh of relief. Solid face moves past the second and third bolts, an unusual ramp by the fourth and fifth bolts, and an overhang at the top round out a great pitch of climbing.

The rock is still a little dirty but should clean up with more traffic. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to wire brush the route on the way down.

If you've climbed everything else on Avalon, make the trek up to the Wall of the Dragon and do this route! Sep 15, 2005
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
You can access/climb this & Dragon Fly after climbing Mystery Tour or Mystery Ship. Not knowing what we were climbing, these almost seemed like extensions/2nd pitches of Mystery Tour/Ship. Aug 20, 2007
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
You can climb it straight on without really hard moves. The upper part shares moves with Blade (the difference is gear vs bolts). Fun climbing, but kinda felt odd climbing another route and clipping these bolts. Jun 19, 2008