Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: Flagstaff Oldschool
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Shared By: Mike on Nov 29, 2009
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Climbs obvious 'lightning bolt' offwidth in between the Winsloner & Valley Girl. Start in a nice handcrack that quickly gets wide. OW past a couple nice rests to the intermediate anchors on the right just after a short chimney section, which allow one to rap/TR with a single 70m rope. Or just continue to top & use 2 ropes. A nice line.


Located downstream on the West Wall, just inside Shady Grove.


1 #2, 1 #3, 3-4 #4, & 2 #5 camalots. Add a few more cams and a #6 if you want to feel extra secure. Bolted rap anchor at 110', or continue to top.
Catherine Conner
Phoenix, AZ
Catherine Conner   Phoenix, AZ
i had 4 #5's and a #6, 2 #4's, a #3 and a #2. It was perfect, I used every piece. This climb is SO great!!!!!! Love it! Sep 6, 2011
Chris Meyer
N Lake Tahoe
Chris Meyer   N Lake Tahoe
Followed after Nestors Lead. scraped my anckels alot, did the upper crux offwidth with a lay back above the block. Cm Sep 20, 2011
J tot
Tempe, AZ
J tot   Tempe, AZ
I lead this with two 4's and a 5. It was pretty sketchy towards the top. I recommend at least two 5's and a 6. Jan 27, 2012
Darkstar is definitely one of the most aesthetic climbs in the canyon, for sure! Jan 28, 2012
J Mo
Tucson, AZ
J Mo   Tucson, AZ
Stellar. To REALLY sew this up: 2, 3, 3x4, 3x5, 3x6. Jun 11, 2012
I did this fairly safely with a rack of doubles up to C4 #5, a #1 down low then bigger stuff as you go higher. I leap frogged the 5s and slung a big chockstone near the top where a #6 would go.

A very blue collar route and harder than it looks. If you are into that sort of thing this is 4 stars. If not be prepared to suffer. Jun 25, 2012