Fear of the Dark
Avg: 2 from 5 votes
Routes in The Amphitheater
|5.9, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|AMS S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Chocolate Chicken Pot Pie S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Cuba and Nova's Block Party S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Dribble Glass S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Fear of the Dark S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Mas y Mas Moss S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Mr. Dubious S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Nendo Dango S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|Nguvu S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Poligrip S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Reprieve S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Supramanya S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Sport, 60 ft|
|FA:||Daniel Trugman, Jason Halladay, Allison Fritz: August 2009|
|Page Views:||769 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||Daniel Trugman on Aug 9, 2009|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionThis shy route flirts with the difficulties of the steep dark streak left of "Nguvu" but avoids them with a short traverse.
Head up three bolts shared with "Nguvu" on occasionally flakey rock (10a?, easier if you know where to grab). Cut left with an easy traverse to a no-hands stance below the fourth bolt. Clip the fourth bolt and climb steep but juggy terrain below a small roof. Pull the roof (crux) with the help of some killer hidden pockets. Clip one more bolt if you like and make a couple easy moves to the anchors.
Originally rated 5.10b, the consensus seems to be that it's a notch harder. A fun route, whatever the rating, and it makes for a good warmup for the harder stuff in the Amphitheater.