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The Second Tier is home to most of Avalon's routes, and it's where you'll find the biggest crowds on a busy day. The base of many climbs here is badly eroding with lots of loose rock. It's a bad place to bring dogs, which knock rocks down on belayers below them.
Head up the talus field above the Tyrolean Traverse. A dirt trail starts at the top of the talus. Very soon the trail splits: the left branch heads to Tarot Wall and Three Dihedrals; the right branch continues up the hill toward the Middle Wall, Clipboard, and Wall of the Dead. See each area for more detailed info.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Second Tier:
The Constant Gardener (aka the Pursuit of Fappiness) 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80' Tarot Wall
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Strange Science 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Middle Wall
I'll stick my neck out and give Strange Science three stars (at least by Boulder Canyon standards). The climb is pretty obvious as you hike up the faint trail to Avalon. The route follows a line of small flakes up the center of a beautiful forty-foot high scooped face, a pleasingly natural and independent line. The right arete, Free Fall, is bolted and (5.12a?) has a steep bouldery look, with a seam and closely-spaced bolts. Right again is a steep, short face then a short, scruffy,...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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