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Conrad Rock - Heart of Darkness Corridor
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Body Stem TR 
Heart of Darkness T 
Jungle (aka Apocalypse Now), The T 

Body Stem 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Owen The Scot, 1989
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Submitted By: C Miller on Apr 10, 2003

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Description 

This unusual route climbs the corridor Heart Of Darkness is located in, first as a chimney that's stemmed, and eventually as a full body chimney (think shower rod) with both hands on one wall and both feet on the other.

Perhaps leadable, but there's not much in the way of pro unless gear is placed in the Heart Of Darkness crack. Done as a TR it's a novel route to do while in the area.

Protection 

TR


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R.Shore on the body stem
R.Shore on the body stem
press!
press!
...the day Ian pulled his groin.
...the day Ian pulled his groin.

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By Ryan Franz
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 14, 2006

We found it was possible to climb this route no hands all the way to the top--get into a stem and jump your way up. Gets a bit wide towards the top, but it's doable if you've got the legspan. Pretty weird, but good practice for El Matador!