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Routes in Dark Shadows Wall

Chasing Shadows T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark Shadows T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dark Shadows (Full) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Edge Dressing T,S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Excellent Adventure T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Extra Credit T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Heart of Darkness T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Negro Blanco T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Parental Guidance T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Peyote Power T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Risky Business T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Sandstone Sandwich T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Short Circuit T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Slot Machine T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, Sport, 320 ft, 4 pitches
FA: March, Locatelli 1990
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Shared By: Guy H. on Oct 31, 2007
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


This is a great variation to Chasing Shadows on fun black varnish climbing. Head up the right most of the two cracks from the P2 anchor on Dark Shadows. You will pass an optional belay on your right. Continue up the technical face climbing clipping bolts along the way on black varnish to a two bolt rap anchor. There is a mini crux in the leaning corner and a final thin crux before the anchors. Rap 4 times with a 60M rope to the ground.

When P3/4 are combined, this is a classic 190ft lead.


A P4 variation to Chasing Shadows found to the right of Dark Shadows..


single rack to #4 C4 and some draws...


Kevin Dahlstrom
Fort Worth, TX
5.10b PG13
Kevin Dahlstrom   Fort Worth, TX
5.10b PG13
This is a fantastic pitch and is worth doing during the rap down from the top of Dark Shadows. It starts off with about 10 feet of 5.7/5.8 to the first bolt and gets progressively harder with a thin crux near the top. Apr 8, 2008
Mojave, CA
ACassebeer   Mojave, CA
I thought this route was harder or equal in difficulty to "The Next Century" which is 10d. It has a pretty thin crux at the top. Also, the #4 was unnecessary, there's a lot of other smaller gear that can be used on Pitch 3. Great pitch with awesome rock. Oct 14, 2014
Edward Pyune
Las Vegas, NV
Edward Pyune   Las Vegas, NV
Got on this climb thinking it was Chasing Shadows, and was glad to get lost :) I thought the #4 was really handy. There were flakes in the crack where small pieces would fit, but a quick knock on the rock inside showed that the rock was totally loose. And if you haven't read the description or other comments, thin crux up top. Apr 14, 2016

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