The Dark Side Rock Climbing
Routes in The Dark Side
|D.O.A. T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Floating on Gravel T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Good Friday S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Groveler S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Physical Graffiti S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Promiscuity Crack T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Safety Dance T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Virgin, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Wire Brush Hair Cut S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|GPS:||43.537, -116.095 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Page Views:||2,122 total, 33/month|
|Shared By:||R.Walters on Sep 17, 2012|
|Admins:||WAGbag, Mike Engle|
DescriptionThis 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.
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Getting ThereFrom 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Dark Side
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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