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Heart of Darkness 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Tristan Higbee, Christian Burrell
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tristan Higbee on Jul 22, 2008

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This is a great little crack! Awesome for beginner leaders. You don't need to jam at all, as there are holds everywhere on the sides of the crack.

The crack, especially the bottom part, is still pretty dirty, but should clean up with more ascents.


The obvious corner crack left of Call of the Wild and right of Congo.


Medium to large pieces to Call of the Wild's anchors.

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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Jul 23, 2008

Yeah, it is dirty at the bottom. But we got so tired cleaning all the other routes (no small chore!) we finally just had enough. More ascents will help though. You have the option of using some really good jams or using some really good face holds. As Tristan said, not a bad trad learning route.
By Christopher Sorensen
From: Provo, UT
Sep 7, 2009
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Fun climb just because there are so many different options for what you can do. Lots of cool holds on both sides.
By David Hamblin
Aug 17, 2010
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

If you have friends that just got into climbing; teach them how to lead on this wall. Lots of pockets and great hands and feet when cliping
By Tyson Taylor
Sep 3, 2010

I just learned how to lead on this wall today. Then I got the chance to lead welcome to the jungle an hour later. We're so lucky to have Rock Canyon in our backyards.

The last distance between bolt and chain is a little far, but the very secure feeling holds makes you feel comfortable bridging the gap.

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