Climbs obvious 'lightning bolt' offwidth in between the Winsloner & Valley Girl. Start in a nice handcrack that quickly gets wide. OW past a couple nice rests to the intermediate anchors on the right just after a short chimney section, which allow one to rap/TR with a single 70m rope. Or just continue to top & use 2 ropes. A nice line.
Located downstream on the West Wall, just inside Shady Grove.
1 #2, 1 #3, 3-4 #4, & 2 #5 camalots. Add a few more cams and a #6 if you want to feel extra secure. Bolted rap anchor at 110', or continue to top.
|By Catherine Conner|
From: Phoenix, AZ
Sep 6, 2011
i had 4 #5's and a #6, 2 #4's, a #3 and a #2. It was perfect, I used every piece. This climb is SO great!!!!!! Love it!
Sep 20, 2011
Followed after Nestors Lead. scraped my anckels alot, did the upper crux offwidth with a lay back above the block. Cm
|By J tot|
From: Tempe, AZ
Jan 27, 2012
I lead this with two 4's and a 5. It was pretty sketchy towards the top. I recommend at least two 5's and a 6.
Jan 28, 2012
Darkstar is definitely one of the most aesthetic climbs in the canyon, for sure!
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 11, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stellar. To REALLY sew this up: 2, 3, 3x4, 3x5, 3x6.
Jun 25, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I did this fairly safely with a rack of doubles up to C4 #5, a #1 down low then bigger stuff as you go higher. I leap frogged the 5s and slung a big chockstone near the top where a #6 would go.
A very blue collar route and harder than it looks. If you are into that sort of thing this is 4 stars. If not be prepared to suffer.