|The Dark Side
I don't have too much to say about this pitch except that contrary to the guidebook, it's well worth doing. (Some of the quality and difficulty ratings at the TDS needed more fact checking.) Felt a little tough in the grade, esp around the 3rd or 4th bolt where the reach impaired will find a difficult clip.
Combine with the adjacent and equally worthy Edge of Fright for some enjoyable warming up.
The route is near the right end of TDS, one climb right of Edge of Fright.
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sep 10, 2007
Some very nice Ushba glue-ins have been equipped on this route, which may outlast the rock itself. It's definitely a nice route, with even some hand jamming thrown in.
|By Kat A|
From: Bart and Lisa Ville, CO
Sep 11, 2007
I am reach impaired (5'4", 0 ape factor) but don't recall difficulties clipping the bolts (selective memory?). I recommend this route if you're at the Dark Side.
|By Ivan Rezucha|
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 4, 2011
Two cruxes, a hand jam move with not much for the feet midway, and a high step over the roof at the top. Good rests before each crux. There's a "10A" scratched in the rock at the base, presumably by the first ascent party.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 15, 2011
Good warm up for the harder stuff around this climb.