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 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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!

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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
 199
In the Beginning
Boulder
V1 5
 106
Gypsy Devil
Boulder
V1 5 PG13
 74
Unknown -Warm up (The Jake)
Boulder
V1 5
 58
Tofurkey
Boulder
V1+ 5
 140
Deal Jams
Boulder
V1+ 5
 106
Part of A Warmup Traverse
Boulder
V1-2 5
 78
Bearded Lady (aka Hand Crack)
Boulder
V3 6A
 267
Breashear's Crack II
Boulder
V3 6A
 88
Done Deal Dyno
Boulder
V4 6B
 63
Rite of the Devil
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 105
Slots
Boulder
V5 6C
 133
Squirming Coil
Boulder
V5 6C
 149
Double Arete
Boulder
V6- 7A
 117
Dasani
Boulder
V6 7A R
 53
Rupture
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
In the Beginning Cube Area
 199
V1 5 Boulder
Gypsy Devil Warm-up Traverse Area
 106
V1 5 Boulder
Unknown -Warm up (The Jake) Squirming Coil Area
 74
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Tofurkey Tofurkey Area
 58
V1 5 Boulder
Deal Jams Cube Area
 140
V1+ 5 Boulder
Part of A Warmup Traverse Warm-up Traverse Area
 106
V1+ 5 Boulder
Bearded Lady (aka Hand Crack) Squirming Coil Area
 78
V1-2 5 Boulder
Breashear's Crack II Cube Area
 267
V3 6A Boulder
Done Deal Dyno Cube Area
 88
V3 6A Boulder
Rite of the Devil Warm-up Traverse Area
 63
V4 6B Boulder
Slots Warm-up Traverse Area
 105
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Squirming Coil Squirming Coil Area
 133
V5 6C Boulder
Double Arete Squirming Coil Area
 149
V5 6C Boulder
Dasani Dasani Area
 117
V6- 7A Boulder
Rupture Caves > Rupture Cave
 53
V6 7A R Boulder
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