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Routes in Dark Side Wall

Admiral Slackbar S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Belaybesitter S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Black Hole S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Black Magic S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Blast Off S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Breast Pump S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
ChewCocka S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Choda S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Choobies S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Concracktion S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Darth Gaydar S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
E-walk S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Establishing Dominance S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Gabba the Nut S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Gives Good Helmet S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hail President Screwed! S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Han Job Solo S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Into Exile S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Lactation Station S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Millennium Falcon S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mister Fister S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Muira, Muira On The Wall S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Obi-Wan KanBlowMe S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Passover S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Paternity Test S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Power of the Darkside S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Prison Bound S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Shady Lady S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Sinister S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sith S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Space Balls S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Star Fighter S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Stump in the Rump S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Suck To Blow S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tough Love S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
black sunday S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
death star S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Lee Terveen
Page Views: 712 total, 9/month
Shared By: BBQ on Oct 3, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

It doesn't matter if you have been climbing for one season or one hundred. It doesn't matter if you've sent 5.6 or 5.15...you will give into the Power of the Darkside!

You will start in a crack and layback until your arms scream from the force of being ripped from their sockets. You will ascend to a small ledge where you will gain a slight reprieve from the battle fought so far and will be given a chance to form your new strategy for the war to come.

A series of small pockets and crimps get you to a roof feature that requires moves so precise and powerful your lightsaber is sure to go limp.

Recharge your batteries for the freak factor to follow! After the roof the upcoming laybacks and finger locks lead to big, pumpy moves on big pockets. This pumpfest ain't over until the fat lady chokes!

You will beg, you will plead! You will whimper in pain and scream unholy things about your father, but not matter how hard you try to stay on the rock, you will submit to the Power of the Darkside!

Hot freaking damn! DO THIS CLIMB! You will not onsight! You will not send! You will feel the power coarsing through your veins like lightning bolts of furious justice! Don't call take! Ride the lightning! This thing is hard as hell and rated for red point...come and see if you have what it takes to take on the POWER OF THE DARKSIDE!

Location

To the left of Concracktion is a line of black bolts which lead up a 5.12. To the left of the black bolts is the layback crack which has two routes sprouting from it. Power of the Darkside is the bolted line that heads right.

Protection

A dozen draws and a willingness to sack up!
BBQ
 
BBQ  
 
Of course the descriptions are useless. I am usually drunk when I write them. For a better perspective on Spearfish Canyon rock climbing, you should refer to Climbing Magazine. Now THEY do a great job of making people want to come here so they poo-poo our playground.

Oh wait a minute, I make all those people want to come here...since I provided all the text those interns copied and pasted into those fabulous articles. Jul 5, 2016
michalm
Boulder, CO
  5.11+
michalm   Boulder, CO
  5.11+
Good route with a burly, techy crux. There is some loose rock remaining higher on the route. My friend knocked off a fist-sized block near the top. Thanks for posting the route here. However, the descriptions, although entertaining, are virtually useless. Also, how many shots do we need to see of the same couple moves at the crux? 5? Jul 5, 2016