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Routes in Dark Side Dome

Batteries Not Included T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dark Side of the Force T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Death Star Rides Again T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Imperial March, The T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
In the Dark T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Megacrystic T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pebble Beach T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Pitch Black T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Spaceballs T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Voice of the Crags T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Who's the Bosch T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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Type: Trad, 220 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Grant Hiskes, Greg Rustler 8/82
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Shared By: john durr on Aug 25, 2010
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


This route wanders up the face just left of right facing corners for two pitches.

The first pitch heads up steep large knobs to a bolt about 25-30 feet up, serious 5.7. Continue up and right past a second bolt and onward to some small gear. Traverse left to a third bolt and back right past two closely spaced bolts. The crux knobs can be mossy and dirty above the 5th bolt.

Either traverse straight left at the 6th bolt to the last bolt of Dark Side of the Force and continue left to that belay (recommended) or mantle up to a gear belay with poor anchors.

Second pitch heads up and left to the top with virtually no protection (1 retro-bolt added by FFA team) on easy 5th class.


This route is just left of the left facing corner at the right side of the north end of Dark Side Dome's west face. It has a very high first bolt.


Six or seven good 3/8" bolts, several long slings, small stoppers, set of TCU's. The intermediate belay takes small-medium TCU's. Top belay had no fixed anchor. You can bail at the end of the first pitch to the Dark Side rappel anchor.


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Cool, looks like John Durr found an old unreported route!

Grant Hiskes and friends started adding a bolt to the first pitch belay on Pebble Beach, but did not finish adding the bolt, so there is a partially drilled bolt hole at the belay (at least that's what Grant told me).

Pebble Beach is incorrectly sorted - it is between Dark Side of the Force and The Imperial March. Sep 18, 2011

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