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Darth Gaydar 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Lee Terveen
Season: Spring, Winter, Fall
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Submitted By: B. Climbin' on Sep 11, 2012

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It doesn't matter which way you swing, since this route is gonna make you...swing.

A delicate and nearly miserable start leads to insanely fun climbing on big holds that just don't seem to be in the right place.

If you feel like doing battle with a big, bad-ass route, this climb is an excellent advisary. The torture lets up at about the sixth or seventh bolt and a swath of big, fun, five-elevenish moves leads to a nice rest. Take advantage! The next moves are over a killer roof with a boulder problem finish that will surely be your doom!


Middle of the Dark Side Wall. Easily recognizable by a rock ledge you can sit on before you boot up. Try to stay out of the crack to the left of the bolt line.


Take a dozen draws. Open shunt anchors.

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By Gneiss Yeti
From: Denver, Colorado
Jul 21, 2015

FYI. There are currently no anchors for this route only the screws. Great climbing, upper Crux climbs a lot like granite.
By lee terveen
From: Spearfish, South Dakota
Jul 21, 2015

They are there yeti. Those screws your talking about are an original anchor before they were raised to extend the top crux they are just hard to see from the last bolt. Unless they were taken out by rock fall but I dought it. You just need to climb a little further.

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