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The Dark Side

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Butt Scum T,S 
Dark Crack T 
Dark Mark, The T 
Dark Side T 
Half Stack T 
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Lurking in the Bushes T 
Lurking Right T 
Mojo Risin  T 
Resident Evil T,S 
Short Stack T,S 
Stack, The T,S 

The Dark Side Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Michael Z. on Oct 26, 2011
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Description 

One of the steepest walls on Dickey with a cool mix of climbing. Cracks, corners, and face climbing are all found here. Including a prominent chimney/off width splitting the wall. A single rack should get you through most of the routes here, bolts are present but these are not sport routes.

Getting There 

Hike up until just past the overlook and head right into the woods to rap down the wall. Or Hike up past the 5.4 Corners and Central Tongue following a climbers trail to the base.

Climbing Season

For the WM: Waterville Valley area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dark Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dark Side:
Dark Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Half Stack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
Lurking Right   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Lurking in the Bushes   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 70'   
Hermits Hideout   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Stack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Dark Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping off

Lurking in the Bushes 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NH : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : The Dark Side
The always wet start adds character to this route. Just left of a birch tree growing from a horizontal crack climb a few wet moves to a beautiful finger crack. When it ends follow disconnected cracks up left to a left arching left facing corner to the top. Bolt belay....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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