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Beef Jerky T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Benediction T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Broken Serenity T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Confessional, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crown of Thorns S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Dark Rose S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dirge, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Double Cross T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Extreme Unction T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feels like Nadine T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Final Prayer Variation T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Fire and Brimstone T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fishlips T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fortress T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Garden of Eden T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hellfire Variation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Holy Grail T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hungry for Heaven S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Inner Light TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Invocation S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Outer Darkness T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Reach the Beach T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Revelation, The S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Rosary, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spirit Prison S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Total X T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Total X 2 T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
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, 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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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
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
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