Avalanche Wall

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A couple of mid-grade climbs and a trio of desperate outings are the main draws of this once-quarried bay. P.M.C.1 is best easier climb here and Avalanche Wall is as popular as any HVS route in the area. The harder routes see less action though the class line of Profit of Doom is popular with the hard core.
Approach (see map on page 405) - Walk along the top of the edge passing over the Eliminates Wall and descend easy ground, doubling back to this wall.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Million Dollar Bash
The left-hand side of the face requires commitment.
 
Technical
E6
2
Portrait of a Legend
Climb the fierce thin cracks in the left-hand side of the wall past a deep break to a steeper finish.
 
Technical
E4
3
Avalanche Wall
A Curbar rarity - as in not too tough at the grade. Twin cracks lead past blocks to steeper flaky cracks that are best tackled...
6 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
HVS
4
One Step Beyond
From the base of Avalanche Wall, traverse the steep slab rightwards passing a runner slot and crucial high step to an easier...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E6
5
Doctor Dolittle
A desperate outing. Start up Slab and Crack and traverse left into One Step Beyond. Above the crux of this, break left and...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E10
6
Slab and Crack
The centre of the steep slab is a Curbar testpiece, being both technical and bold. Climb directly to the runner slot on One...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
E8
7
Owl's Arete
The well-cracked arete is steep for a couple of moves in its central section and protection is good. Sadly the upper section is...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS
8
Little Chef
The thin flaky crack in the left-hand side of the recess is normally dirty and sees little attention.
1 user comment
 E5
9
Predator
The thin crack on the right is rather unsatisfying. The bulge is the crux (knee-bar rest) and, although the ledges on the right...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2
10
Argosy Crack
The wide crack in the corner is good practice for dirty American off-widths and great at wrecking clothes old or new. The lower...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
VS
11
P.M.C. 1
The most popular route on the crag with some great positions. The cracks to the right of the corner lead awkwardly and steeply...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
HS
12
The Fall
The big, brash, bold wall to the left of Profit of Doom looks magnificent but sees few ascents. The rightward traverse is bold...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E6
13
Profit of Doom
The superb hanging groove in the arete is best approached directly up the steep and awkward crack below it, although those...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
E4