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Up and to the right of the Darth Vadar Crag, there is another small cliff with a remarkable variety for its size. no 2 routes of the same grade. This and the shade of tall trees makes this a popular area for beginners and groups of climbers of different levels of ability. Routes range from vertical 5.4 to steep 5.11, and all of them are worth doing though none are truly classic.
At the Darth Vadar junction, take a right toward Bonsai and a quick left following the trail as it bends around above Darth Vadar proper. The trail drops you right in the center of the crag. The harder climbs are to your left, easier on right.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Darth Vadar:
Frosted Flakes 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch
Squall 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 25'
Three Easy Pieces 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Upper Darth Vadar
Danger 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R NH : Rumney : Upper Darth Vadar
This route is listed in the guidebook but is almost never done. The guide gives it an X rating meaning you could die climbing it if you fall (or pull off the huge loose flake in this case). I finally got around to climbing it today and didn't feel it lived up to the hype as far as danger goes. It was however VERY enjoyable climbing, if a bit short. I'll give it an R rating for the hollow flake but if you can climb gently and place gear in the right spots you should be fine. I'm not recommending ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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