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YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Luke Stefurak on Sep 5, 2013

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Ben having fun on Darth Vader. Photo by Casey Zak


Poor holds right off the ground lead to steep moves on good holds past the first bolt. (Stick clip useful). Romp up to the 3rd bolt and get a good rest. The fixed nut is pretty good and can be backed up with a .5 camalot or 1-1.5" piece. Fight up the overhanging layback to a stance and a bolt. Work left on good holds to a nice rest. Quest up the face past a mix of bolts and gear until you make it to a roof way up high. Pull another solid 5.11/11+ crux past closely spaced bolts. Some more easy climbing, and a few tricky hero moves lead to an anchor at 35 meters. Watch the end of your rope if you lower off!


This route is under a nice roof and the lefmost of a trio of bolt lines (Welcome to Darkside, We Free Boys). Look for a low roof and then a fin of rock on the right of a second roof about 20 feet up.


13 Bolts plus a single set of cams to 2.5". Bolted anchor with Chains. Makes sure you have a 70m rope. Otherwise rappel to the right to the midway anchor on Welcome to the Darkside.

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