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Heart of Darkness 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, Alpine, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Andy Ross, Gene Vallee, Scott Carson & Roy Suggett
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: apross on Jul 30, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Heart of Darkness left. African Queen right.


Starts as for African Queen but move left towards the arete. Up the arete then move right to burly moves up the crack and then back left to the arete. Finish straight up and then right to anchor.

As good as it gets on perfect rock.


Down fixed line to the North Face of Togo Tower.
Takes the NE arete left of African Queen.


Bolts. Red, yellow, orange & black metolius in crack.

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By Roy Suggett
Oct 4, 2013
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Super fun and a bit pumpy!
By jakobi
From: moab, utah
Jun 26, 2014

An amazing path; the position, the setting, the electric yellow lichen on the stone combined with thought provoking climbing make this one of the best single pitches I've done.
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