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Routes in The Dark Side

American Dream S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Barn Dance S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Big Burly S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Count Dooku S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dagobah S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Elephant Man S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Evil Emperor S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Force, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Grippy Green S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
It's a Trap! T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Mama Benson S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mind Meld S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Padawan S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Phantom Menace S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Praestantissimum S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Return of Darth Moll S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Shanghai S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Small Fry S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stormtrooper T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Straight Outta Campton S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Swing Line S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Techulicious S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tusken Raider S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Wookie Love Nest S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Young Jedi S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Rob McFall - 2000
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Dec 19, 2008
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Description

The left end of the main Dark Side cave is bounded by a large ramp of sandstone. Several routes start from the top of this ramp, and Mama Benson is the furthest left route beginning from this ramp. The route is a classic endurance fest, with long moves between huge jugs, culminating in long reaches below the anchor. This route can be a good warm-up option, as its not too cruxy, and the hardest moves are near the top. Scrambling up the ramp is a bit of a hassle, and detracts somewhat from an otherwise classic line.

Location

The furthest left route starting from the big ramp, near the left edge of the Dark Side Cave.

Protection

Scramble up the ramp, clipping the first bolts of each route as you pass by. You may want to back clean as you go. From the top of the ramp there are 6 bolts & a 2 bolt anchor. 3-4 more bolts can be clipped ascending the ramp. Use a 60m rope to lower off safely.

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