|887 page views|
Jake Dayley stemming up an incredible streaked wal...
Dark Arts is an endearing mid range .11 that will certainly keep your attention. Start out climbing up large ledges to a small pillar on the left and this is the start of the crack. Work up thin crack with large face holds. Pass a lone bolt, and continue working up large chunky, though mostly solid rock. Once you reach the large tan block, mantle up and the hard climbing begins. Do a hard stem move to access holds up and left of finger crack. Keep working up the near perfect stembox past cool face holds and good tips crack to the roof. At the roof, move right, and place a #2 Yellow TCU. Move straight up to large jug rail, and continue pulling jugs to a final left hand fingerlock, and the anchors below small roof with white splotches on the underside.
Classic climbing that gets better the more you get to know it.
Double set to 1", single set to 2".
JJ plugging in the last bit of gear.
Dan Foster easily onsighting the 2nd ascent of Dar...
q shoots jj on dark arts
|By Tim Heid|
From: Tempe, Az
Jun 11, 2012
Just a really great climb! Starts out quite mellow (5.8ish), but very fun(and a good warm-up). The tan block mid-route is where the best stuff really starts and it ramps in difficulty from there. Fun, sustained moves to get set up under the roof and it all protects beautifully. A tricky sequence to get over the roof and to the jug rail, but fortunately the holds after the roof are all excellent(although don't expect the fight to be over until you actually clip the chains!).
|By JJ Schlick|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 11, 2012
Right on Tim. I love this pitch, and I am surprised it doesn't see more action.
|By Toast with Butter|
From: Tempe, AZ
Apr 6, 2013
i was able to use my reach (6'3 ape) to make the roof moves feel pretty easy