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Elevation: 6,235 ft 1,900 m
GPS: 40.00311, -105.2946
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Description Suggest change

The Dark Side is a large area of boulders on a North-facing slope on Flagstaff Mountain. This spot is located between the Cloud Shadow complex and Nook's Rock. There are a ton of boulders here with awesome climbs on them, and they range from about V0 to V10. The area is well-shaded by trees, which might factor in to the naming, and has a short approach, like almost all the boulders on Flagstaff. The rock can be a bit chossy in spots but is pretty good overall.

Getting There Suggest change

The best way to approach these boulders is by parking at the Capstan and walking past the Cloud Shadow Wall, north and down into the boulders. Once you find one of the boulders, the others are not far away.

51 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.
V0 4
 95
South Face
Boulder
V1 5
 95
That Flakes It Arete
Boulder
V2 5+
 112
The Pillar
Boulder
V3 6A
 31
The Night Tran
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 136
That Flakes It
Boulder
V4- 6B
 45
Valkyrie
Boulder
V4 6B
 54
Jim Hall Traverse
Boulder
V4 6B
 34
Deeper Cuts
Boulder
V4 6B
 15
Cryptic Right
Boulder
V6 7A
 41
30th Birthday Roof
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 220
Valhalla
Boulder
V7 7A+
 114
Battaglia's Bottom
Boulder
V7 7A+
 39
Cryptic Magician
Boulder
V9 7C
 18
Battaglia's Bottom Low
Boulder
V11 8A
 10
Botslayer SDS
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
South Face Nook's Rock
 95
V0 4 Boulder
That Flakes It Arete That Flakes It Overhang
 95
V1 5 Boulder
The Pillar Jim Hall Boulder
 112
V2 5+ Boulder
The Night Tran Incuts Overhang
 31
V3 6A Boulder
That Flakes It That Flakes It Overhang
 136
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Valkyrie Incuts Overhang
 45
V4- 6B Boulder
Jim Hall Traverse Jim Hall Boulder
 54
V4 6B Boulder
Deeper Cuts Incuts Overhang
 34
V4 6B Boulder
Cryptic Right Cryptic Boulder
 15
V4 6B Boulder
30th Birthday Roof Nook's Rock
 41
V6 7A Boulder
Valhalla Incuts Overhang
 220
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Battaglia's Bottom Jim Hall Boulder
 114
V7 7A+ Boulder
Cryptic Magician Cryptic Boulder
 39
V7 7A+ Boulder
Battaglia's Bottom Low Jim Hall Boulder
 18
V9 7C Boulder
Botslayer SDS Nook's Rock
 10
V11 8A Boulder
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