Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Drew Bedford, Hank Armentrout 1983
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Shared By: Ben Folsom on Jul 18, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

An excellent line with great climbing. Doesn't get done much, should get done more often! One of my favorites in the canyon. Well protected.

Location

Dark Rose is the first bolted route you encounter hiking up the canyon. It is just right of "Crown of Thorns" on the western end of The Watchtower.

Protection

4 bolts + 2 bolt/chain anchor.

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Boissal .
Small Lake, UT
  5.11c
Boissal .   Small Lake, UT
  5.11c
A bat has been calling one of the good holds home. Don't wake him up...
Some of the best moves on the Watchtower - coupled with some of the most uninspiring hardware(surprise surprise). Mar 9, 2011
Sam Miller
salt lake city, UT
  5.11d
Sam Miller   salt lake city, UT
  5.11d
I agree with Boissal. Great moves, but the bolts and hangers look ancient and thin. Great climb though. Probably my favorite in Ferguson. Aug 6, 2012
Seth Hendy
Slc
  5.11+
Seth Hendy   Slc
  5.11+
It's all about dialing in the sequence! I gave her a go for about a hour on the wall going bolt to bolt with plenty of falls. After losing sleep and dreaming of the sequence I came back after 2 days and redpointed it!

Powerful moves and commitment! The falls are great despite the scary looking ledge that is actually out of your fall zone. Going from bolt 2 to 3 you'll want to make sure your belayer is tight to the wall and you are aware of the rope. Oct 8, 2015