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The Dark Side

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Butt Scum T,S 
Dark Crack T 
Dark Side T 
Hermits Hideout T 
Lurking in the Bushes T 
Lurking Right 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
This Afternoon

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Thanksgiving Day

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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

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',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:
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'   
Resident Evil   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   
Hermits Hideout   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Dark Side
Rock Climbing Photo: The Stack. A real pinnacle like summit.

The Stack 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  NH : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : The Dark Side
P1 40, 5.9 Climb a shallow corner (gear) to ledge and a bolt then move right and up a face past two more bolts to an anchor. P2 40. 5.11 There is a second pitch that climbs up the huge detached block and has a fews bolts and a bolt anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Dark Side from atop the Flatiron
BETA PHOTO: View of the Dark Side from atop the Flatiron

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