The Dark Side Rock Climbing
The Dark Side.
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.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Dark Side
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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'
The Stack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 80'
Featured Route For The Dark Side
Resident Evil 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b NH
: WM: Waterville Valley
: ... : The Dark Side
A must do route. Cracks, a chimney and some thin face climbing to anchor. Start below and right of the giant blocks and climb past 2 bolts into the chimney. Exit right and pumpy climbing leads past bolts and horizontal cracks to a cresendo finish. A variation is to climb right before the chimney to a hand crack that rejoins the regular route. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
BETA PHOTO: View of the Dark Side from atop the Flatiron