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Routes in The Dark Heart

Type: Boulder, 21 ft
FA: John Sherman
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Shared By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Jan 19, 2011
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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Access Issue: East Mountain is accessed by Guided Tour Only Details
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Description

An amazing highball with a good landing.

Start out by moving up past the right edge of the large scoop feature. Then head left across the scoop aiming for the sloping ramp that leads up to a white jug, crux. From the jug a huge move gains the obvious flake and another big move to the lip. Beware of loose rock over the lip when topping out.

Location

As you approach the Dark Heart from the Dragons Den you first come to Backdoor Man. Head past this problem and The Tall Cool Red One is the next tall obvious face you come to.

Protection

Pads and spotter. There is a rock to the left of the landing area that might be an issue though I've heard that people don't actually hit it.

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Tim Steele
Bishop, CA.
 
Tim Steele   Bishop, CA.
 
Sherman did FA this. I believe he wrote about it somewhere. I think I remember him saying he named it after a redhead in a beer poster - maybe Killian's? Great problem and a bit more serious than see spot run. Jan 31, 2011
LeeAB Brinckerhoff
ABQ, NM
 
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
 
I found See Spot Run to be more intimidating. Of course I had a spotter when I did this and two pads vs. one pad and no spotters when I did See Spot Run. In any case you really don't want to take the fall from the top of either, though both landings are pretty good (FLAT) all things considered. Feb 3, 2011

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