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Dark Side Wall Rock Climbing 


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And here it is, young evil Jedi, the wall where you prove yourself worthy. Feel it! Breath it in! Let yourself sucumb to the power of The Dark Side! And remember, good guys wear black.

Getting There 

After hopping off the uphill trail you'll find yourself on a flat, fairly wide road. Turn right and start walking up canyon towards the Sunshine Wall Parking lot where you left your vehicle.

About one minute into your walk you'll see a very blonde hunk of rock with three bolts in it. This is the climb known as Erectile Dysfunction and the mostly blonde, Hersey's Kiss shaped rock formation that it is attached to is The Streaker Wall, which is home to some very impressive 5.11's and 5.12's.

If you keep on walking past The Streaker Wall you'll end up at a large section of blonde and black streaked cliff band with imposing 5.12's and 5.13's. If you keep walking to where the cliff band ends you'll end up at a section of wall with a blonde bottom which streaks to the left and moves its way up. This area has a handful of stout 5.11's that might be the best place to start your evil Jedi training before moving down canyon to some of the most difficult climbs in the galaxy. Beyond the wall of tall 5.11's (to its right) is a group of shorter climbs that are located up a slope and away from the main traverse trail. This is "The Space Balls Wall" and this little wall is composed of some shorter climbs that still pack a big punch.

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37 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Dark Side Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dark Side Wall:
E-walk   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 45'   
Mister Fister   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
ChewCocka   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
Power of the Darkside   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 80'   
Darth Gaydar   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Choda   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
death star   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 80'   
Admiral Slackbar   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 80'   
Prison Bound   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
Shady Lady   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
Obi-Wan KanBlowMe   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For Dark Side Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: This one is a bit hairy!

ChewCocka 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  South Dakota : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Dark Side Wall
Starts steep, ends steeper! The route begins with a really cool swath of pockets that brings on the pump early until a decent rest at the fourth bolt.Get rested up and get it all back! The next series of moves involve a bouldery roof pull crux that starts on jugs, picks a fight with some small pockets, and ends with a hellacious huck to a very positive jug. Watch it, kid! These moves might just rip your arms out of their sockets, but worry not, this crux is well bolted...imagine Gabba The Nut mo...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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