Elevation: 5,918 ft
GPS: 39.651, -105.188 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Feb 16, 2002 with improvements by jmapping
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

Across from the road from the standard Morrison bouldering area is a hill side of beautiful boulders that draws the eye as you repeat the same old standard Morrison problems. This area gained some recent attention from the video, Who Got the Props? The ultra-classic, Breashear's Crack II, draws plenty of attention. Shady lines for summer bouldering abound in this newly (?) explored area. Perhaps you can find a Holloway or Gill problem here.... First ascent lines await your eyes and touch.

Prompted from a suggestion from jmapping, we are reorganizing this into these subareas:

Arrowhead Arete Area
The Caves
The Cube Area
Rockstaircase Area
Rupture Area
The Schoolyard Area
Squirming Coil Area
Warm-up Traverse Area (Behind the Cube)

Obviously, some of these problems are yet to be sorted, and some may be missorted. Any help with the reorganization is appreciated.

Getting There

Go to Morrison, look south of the road. This hill side is covered with various shady boulders.

Rattlesnakes

Onery rattlesnakes have been known to frequent this area. Beware!

96 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dark Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 142
In the Beginning
Boulder
V1 5
 65
Gypsy Devil
Boulder
V1 5 PG13
 43
Unknown -Warm up (The Jake)
Boulder
V1 5
 41
Tofurkey
Boulder
V1+ 5
 100
Deal Jams
Boulder
V1+ 5
 82
Part of A Warmup Traverse
Boulder
V1-2 5
 63
Bearded Lady (aka Hand Crack)
Boulder
V3 6A
 174
Breashear's Crack II
Boulder
V3 6A
 69
Done Deal Dyno
Boulder
V4 6B
 68
Slots
Boulder
V4 6B
 38
Rite of the Gypsy Devil
Boulder
V5 6C
 98
Squirming Coil
Boulder
V5 6C
 96
Double Arete
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 61
Dasani
Boulder
V6 7A R
 41
Rupture
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
In the Beginning Cube Area
 142
V1 5 Boulder
Gypsy Devil Warm-up Traverse Area
 65
V1 5 Boulder
Unknown -Warm up (The Jake) Squirming Coil Area
 43
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Tofurkey Tofurkey Area
 41
V1 5 Boulder
Deal Jams Cube Area
 100
V1+ 5 Boulder
Part of A Warmup Traverse Warm-up Traverse Area
 82
V1+ 5 Boulder
Bearded Lady (aka Hand Crack) Squirming Coil Area
 63
V1-2 5 Boulder
Breashear's Crack II Cube Area
 174
V3 6A Boulder
Done Deal Dyno Cube Area
 69
V3 6A Boulder
Slots Warm-up Traverse Area
 68
V4 6B Boulder
Rite of the Gypsy Devil Warm-up Traverse Area
 38
V4 6B Boulder
Squirming Coil Squirming Coil Area
 98
V5 6C Boulder
Double Arete Squirming Coil Area
 96
V5 6C Boulder
Dasani Dasani Area
 61
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Rupture Caves > Rupture Cave
 41
V6 7A R Boulder
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