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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Jul 22, 2005

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    Approach: Hike up around the right side of the Wall of the Dead to the upper tier of Avalon. Traverse left on a trail below the routes Jaguar and Black Tiger. After about 100 yards, you'll see a 35-foot-high wall on the right with two 2-bolt anchors, and several cracks lacing the wall. This is the Wall of the Goddess.

    Yoni is the crack on the left, heading up to the left 2-bolt anchor.

    Climb the crack and step left to the anchor. I used Aliens and Camalots to #2 for pro.

    Rossiter calls this 5.9 on his website, but it seemed easier.


    Finger-to-hand-sized pro. 2-bolt anchor at the top.

    Photos of Yoni Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Wall of the Goddess.
    BETA PHOTO: Wall of the Goddess.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the crack.
    Looking down the crack.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Yoni, the left crack on the Wall of the Goddess.  ...
    BETA PHOTO: Yoni, the left crack on the Wall of the Goddess. ...

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    By ac
    Jul 26, 2005

    Aaahhh...leave it to that badass Rossiter to name a climb properly. I like it. Elixer amrita. Here's to daydreaming about the source, and the goal...

    By James Beissel
    From: Boulder, CO
    Sep 18, 2007
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

    This is a nice crack, but it is nowhere near 5.8! The bolted anchor is also exceptionally lame.
    By J. Fox
    From: Black Hawk, CO
    Jun 30, 2008
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

    I'm new to crack and lead climbing and I got up this thing no problem. Either I'm getting better, was having a good day, or this thing is only 5.6 or thereabouts. Great hand crack though! Wish it was longer! I protected it with two larger (#12/13) BD stoppers and a #2 (yellow) Camalot only.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Jul 5, 2013
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    This route is mostly a 5.6. There may be one 5.7 move at the bottom, but that is it. The route is fun though. Too bad it is so short.

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