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Bushido Bandit S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13
Darth Vader T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Unnamed 5.10c S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
We Free Again Boys S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Welcome to the Dark Side S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Description [Suggest Change]

The dark side is on the northwest face of High Eagle. This area is the first of area encountered on the trail to High Eagle from Friend Rock camp. The right side of the Darkside is sometimes referred to as the Amphitheater. Routes in that section will be included here.

The right most routes (Leanie Meanie, Pickle Missle etc) get shade in the morning. The rest of the dark side goes into the shade by 10 or 11 am in the summer time.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

5-10 min walk from Friend Rock Camp. Find the log with a section cut out of it below FRC. Their are cairns on the log. Walk downhill towards the amphitheater. The first routes are on the left side of the amphitheater.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dark Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Welcome to the Dark Side
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
We Free Again Boys
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Darth Vader
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Welcome to the Dark Side
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
We Free Again Boys
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Darth Vader
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
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John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
On July 20 this area went into the shade at 12 noon. Jul 24, 2017

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