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Avalon Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Nick Henscheid on Jul 24, 2016
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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.

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.

Climbing Season

For the 8 - Summit Crags area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Avalon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Avalon:
Sorcerer's Apprentice   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 90'   
Maid Marian   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 90'   
Green Knight   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Tourney Slot   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 90'   
The Holy Grail   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 90'   
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Featured Route For Avalon
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of Maid Marian.

Maid Marian 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Avalon
Fun and reasonably sustained climb involving technical, slabby sequences with a short bulge move over a mini roof....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

Photos of Avalon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climb on Mt. Lemmon July 2012
Climb on Mt. Lemmon July 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Atop Mt. Lemmon July 2012
Atop Mt. Lemmon July 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Johnson's original description of Avalon...
BETA PHOTO: Steve Johnson's original description of Avalon...

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By Abby S.
Jul 25, 2016
Thanks for posting, Nick. Nice pictures of the routes!

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