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Nate A in the thick (or thin) of it.
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Climb any route to get to the large ledge at the base of the obvious huge roof (Avalon/Brokedown Palace) near the left-center of the West face. Of the usual options, Jerry's Kids is the most even and well-protected. Avalon takes the left-hand crack up and out the left side of the obvious roof. The section off the ledge is the crux (11d), with a small fingercrack and face edges leading up to a (surprise) no-hands rest below the roof. The climbing eases here and continues above the roof to a semi-hanging belay. The next pitch (11c) continues above on the nice finger crack, with rests, for 2/3 a rope length to a belay below the choss.
Avalon is one of the finest hard-11 routes on the Tower, with outstanding rock, superb moves, and very good protection.
Numerous RP's, small-mid stoppers, and small TCU's.
More stems above the roof on the crux pitch. The r...