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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Mike Cronin
Season: Chase the shade during the summer and fall.
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Submitted By: BBQ on Aug 2, 2011

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Alison Coin takes down Concracktion, 5.11c The Da...


Oh my God! It hurts! But the pain is totally worth it in the end. This climb is phenomenal! Be prepared for big 5.11 moves to big holds with tinny-weenie-bikini holds in between. Starts in a crack that leads to a layback which then positions you on a dainty ledge with only a couple of killer mono's to crank your way to the next hold if you can find it.

The pain doesn't stop there! Keep navigating your way through hard to read holds up around the bend. This climb feels forever long because you won't see the anchors till it's nearly over. Just keep breathing and pushing your way up this canyon masterpiece the reward will be worth the effort.


Moving from right to left (on the righter-most side of The Darkside wall before the climbs get shorter) would make this the sixth climb on this part of the wall where the 5.11 climbs live.


10 quickdraws and open shut anchors.

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By WAGbag
From: Denver, CO
Aug 25, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

My vote for best climb at Spearfish and top 5 ever...
By michalm
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 5, 2016
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

One of the best routes I climbed at Spearfish. Fun and rewarding moves all the way up on interesting features.
From: Nederland, CO
Sep 10, 2017
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

not really 5.11 climbing... those monos are tiny and shallow. not to be missed! One of the best pitches of "5.11" anywhere.

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