Elevation: 3,054 ft
GPS: 43.537, -116.095 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: R.Walters on Sep 17, 2012
Admins: Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle
Access Issue: Seasonal raptor closures - 6/6/21 update: No current raptor closures, but please keep dogs on leash in East Carbody Canyon. Please see details below on the pending BLM environmental assessment with respect to hardware installation. Details
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Description

This crag is host to a handful of nice sport and traditional routes on the south side of the Boise River, directly above the diversion dam. Facing NNE, the wall is sunny in the early morning and generally goes into the shade before noon.

Getting There

From downtown Boise, head out Warm Springs Ave until its intersection with Highway 21. Rather than turning left to go up-river, turn right and drive ~1 mile up the hill on the highway, turning left into the Oregon Trail interpretive site. Keep an eye out for E Lake Forest Dr on the right hand side as it is directly across the road and makes for a good marker.
If coming from I-84, this intersection will be found a few miles down Highway 21 (Gowen Rd).

From here, approach as for Green Acres, hiking close to the rim of the canyon, staying left when possible. It is roughly .75 mile to Green Acres and the Dark Side can be found by hiking just a minute past it.

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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.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Promiscuity Crack
Trad, Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Physical Graffiti
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
The Virgin
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Wire Brush Hair Cut
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Promiscuity Crack
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Physical Graffiti
 6
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Virgin
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Wire Brush Hair Cut
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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