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Tarot Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Constant Gardener (aka the Pursuit of Fappiness), The S 
Devil, The S 
Earth Angel S 
Fapanese Direct S 
Fool, The S 
Goat F***er S 
Hanged Man, The S 
Horse, The T,S 
Lust S 
Magician, The T,S 
S.I.N. T 
Tower, The S 
Wheel of Fortune S 

Tarot Wall  


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BETA PHOTO: The First Tier and Tarot Wall areas of Avalon.

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Description 

Tarot Wall is the leftmost area on the Second Tier. Home to a number of good 5.10 and 5.11 sport routes, including The Devil (11c), Lust (10c), The Tower (10a), and Wheel of Fortune (10a). Earth Angel (12d) is a difficult testpiece that has seen very few ascents.

A fun new route, The Magician (9 or 10), climbs an arete at the left side of Tarot Wall.

L->R:

A. The Magician, 9 or 10, 1p, 80', gear & bolts. Cracks, arete, face, roof.
B. Ah Ya Punter, 11, 1p, gear. LFD & roof.
C. Earth Angel, 12+, 1p, 80', bolts. Face, roof, and arete on left.
D. Fapanese Direct, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
E. The Constant Gardener, 12+, 1p, bolts.
F. The Devil, 11, 1p, 70', bolts. Steep, bulging face.
G. Lust, 10, 1p, 90', bolts, steep face.
H. The Fool, 10, 1p, 60', bolts. Awkward at start.
I. The Tower, 9+, 1p, 100', bolts. Long, varied, enjoyable.
J. S.I.N., 10, 1p, 90', gear.
K. Wheel of Fortune, 10-, 1p, 60', bolts. Corner, roof, steep face.
L. The Horse, 10+, 1p, 60', bolt & gear. Overhang to cracks.
M. The Hanged Man, 10, 1p, 50', bolts. Brief overhang to face.

On a short wall by the talus field approach:

N. Goat F***ker, 11+, 25', bolts. Quartz dike.

Getting There 

Climb up the talus field above the Tyrolean Traverse. A dirt trail starts at the top of the talus. Continue up the trail a short distance until the trail splits; take the left branch to get to Tarot Wall. Follow the trail left around a shoulder to the road side of the crag. The first route you'll see is The Hanged Man at a low overhang with a bolt.

If you started your day climbing on the First Tier, you can continue up the path left from there and reach the left side of Tarot Wall, by the route Earth Angel.

Also on the left side of Tarot Wall is a trail heading downstream toward Solaris.

See the Beta Photo for details.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.8 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tarot Wall:
The Tower   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Wheel of Fortune   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
S.I.N.   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Lust   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Devil   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Fapanese Direct   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Constant Gardener (aka the Pursuit of Fappiness)   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Earth Angel   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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By Bruno D
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 2, 2011
Someone left some climbing shoes here on Saturday July 30th...call me if they are yours 973 255 0862.