The Dark Passenger Rock Climbing
|GPS:||43.918, -71.586 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||lee hansche on Aug 30, 2017|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
DescriptionI've been exploring the region between the Central Tongue and the Dark Side a bit and I have turned up some pretty darn pleasant rock. From the ground it looks like nothing at all but it gets better higher up and parts of it lead to some amazing views!
Seeing as this areas sits sort of, on top of parts of the Dark Side I think the Dark Passenger seems an appropriate name.
Getting ThereOne reason this section has been overlooked is that there are a collection of pieces to it and no obvious approaches where you say, "There! I have arrived". But the easiest route to get to is View Finder 5.7, which Starts at the far left end of the Dark Side wall. Basically there is a short wall with a few routes on it that is hidden in the trees on the left end of the cliff. Look for a flake heading up close to a large tree trunk at the extreme left end of this wall. If you climb View Finder (2 pitches, 200ft) you will end up seeing some of the other rock in the area.
Some of the upper rock may be approached via a steep gully trail that marks the right side of the Central Tongue slabs.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Dark Passenger
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