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Elevation: 9,676 ft 2,949 m
GPS: 37.85632, -107.86417
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Shared By: Telluride Mountain Club on Jun 9, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

The Dark Side gets afternoon shade.

Getting There Suggest change

Park in the big pullout south of Ophir turn. Walk east and then southeast uphill looking for the big water pipe.

Approach following the pipe. You will then head up to the walls depending on your desired crag. Generally follow trails some bushwhacking to the base of each crag. Once you reach the base of the walls, you can also traverse to access the crags.

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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.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Laughing Sam's Dice
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Beautiful Dreamer
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Holiday Cruise Line
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Three Bolts, Three Cams
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Camino al Cielo
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
Jiro Dreams of Shooshing
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 15
The Love Boat
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 18
Tango Negro
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Gabagool
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Cueca Para los Gringos
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 18
Reggae on Broadway
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Leviathan
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Weaving through Golden Choss
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
The Endurance
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
The Titanic
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Laughing Sam's Dice Wild Westerlies
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Beautiful Dreamer Beautiful Dreamer
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Holiday Cruise Line Bermuda Triangle
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Three Bolts, Three Cams Bermuda Triangle
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Camino al Cielo Wild Westerlies
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Jiro Dreams of Shooshing Wild Westerlies
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
The Love Boat Bermuda Triangle
 15
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Tango Negro Wild Westerlies
 18
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Gabagool Wild Westerlies
 5
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cueca Para los Gringos Wild Westerlies
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Reggae on Broadway Wild Westerlies
 18
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Leviathan Bermuda Triangle
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Weaving through Golden Choss Wild Westerlies
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Endurance Bermuda Triangle
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Titanic Bermuda Triangle
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
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