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  • Description 

    The Wall of the Dragon lies above the West Gully. It is probably the most remote area at Avalon. Richard Rossiter established two new routes here in 2005.

    L->R:

    A. Dragon Slayer, 10, 1p, 70', 6 bolts.
    B. Dragon Fly, 9, 1p, 60', 5 bolts.

    Getting There 

    There are three ways to get to the Wall of the Dragon:

    1. Climb Mystery Tour, Ship of Fools, or Ghost Ship in Crack Land. These routes end at the belay tree on the Wall of the Dragon.

    2. Climb Dragon Direct in the West Gully, and continue up from the anchors to the ramp below the Wall of the Dragon. From the top of the ramp, go straight up to a tree on a beautiful ledge with a sweeping view of the canyon. Scramble down a ramp (northeast) to a platform with a conspicuous tree. Belay here for Dragon Fly and Dragon Slayer.

    3. Hike up. Approach as for the Wall of The Goddess. Continue around to a gully of boulders that climbs right (south) beneath a steep wall (the West Gully). Scramble up the gully to a notch behind the Wall of The Goddess where one can look down to the south at a truly amazing wedged block. Turn left (east) and scramble up a steeper gully and a clean, exposed ramp that leads up to the left. From the top of the ramp, go straight up to a tree on a beautiful ledge with a sweeping view of the canyon. Gear up here. Scramble down a ramp (northeast) to a platform with a conspicuous tree. Belay here for Dragon Fly and Dragon Slayer.

    Climbing Season

    For the Third Tier area.

    Weather station 4.8 miles from here

    2 Total Climbing Routes

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    Classic Climbing Routes in Wall of the Dragon

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wall of the Dragon:
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    Dragon Slayer 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : Wall of the Dragon
    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 t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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