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Dark Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 37.3736, -119.42833 View Map  Incorrect?
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The dark side is on the northwest face of High Eagle. This area is the first of area encountered on the trail to High Eagle from Friend Rock camp. The right side of the Darkside is sometimes referred to as the Amphitheater. Routes in that section will be included here.

The right most routes (Leanie Meanie, Pickle Missle etc) get shade in the morning. The rest of the dark side goes into the shade by 10 or 11 am in the summer time.

Getting There 

5-10 min walk from Friend Rock Camp. Find the log with a section cut out of it below FRC. Their are cairns on the log. Walk downhill towards the amphitheater. The first routes are on the left side of the amphitheater.

Climbing Season

For the High Eagle area.

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dark Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dark Side:
We Free Again Boys   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 200'   
Welcome to the Dark Side   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 180'   
Darth Vader   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
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Featured Route For Dark Side
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We Free Again Boys 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Southern Sierra : ... : Dark Side
This is a fun looong 5.10 route, which goes for a full 60M. Pull a low roof and follow some interesting face climbing to the roof crux. Follow easier rock to the anchors. The final roof has some lichen, which will make things interesting with 40M of rope out. Rap twice or once with 2 ropes......[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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