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The Wall of the Dead is the highest area on the Second Tier. It holds three sport routes and one mixed (bolts plus gear) route. Dead Can Dance (9) is a popular route on the right side of the wall. The Dead Zone (10a) climbs a crack system just left of Dead Can Dance. Dead Again (10c) is a steep face route up the middle of the wall. Isle of the Dead (10c) climbs a black streak in the chimney to the left.
Climb up the talus field above the Tyrolean Traverse. A dirt path starts at the top of the talus. Follow the path uphill a bit until the trail splits. Continue up the hill on the right trail branch. You'll eventually reach a steep wall with a scooped-out face; this is the route Strange Science. Continue right and up the hill, following a loose and eroded trail. On the left is the Middle Wall slab; directly above is The Wall of the Dead. A deep chimney separates the two walls.
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Dead Can Dance 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Dead Again 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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The Dead Zone 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Wall of the Dead
This is primarily a crack climb on the Wall of The Dead at Avalon. Begin in the same right-facing dihedral as Dead Can Dance. Stem up and stretch left to clip the first bolt on this route. Climb thin cracks to a bulge and a second bolt. Turn the bulge, and continue up cracks and corners to the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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