The Dark Side Rock Climbing
Dusty cleaning the Hans Solo crack.
This is a clean, polished, north-facing wall with a few very high quality routes.
Approach from the top as for The Penthouse. When you are about a 1/4 mile above The Penthouse, locate a giant cairn in the center of the trail. At that cairn, turn right and make your way down the hill side (North-ish). It will seem like you are heading into no man's land! Look for a small perch on the edge of the cliff with a fat, gnarly tree at the edge. The rappel anchors are down in front of the tree.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Dark Side
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This route is unlike anything in the Durango area! It is just under vertical and very bouldery. It has two well-defined cruxes with awesome stances. The angle keeps it in the 5.12+ range. Climb the offset feature that goes almost all the way up the wall. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: "Dark Side" North facing wall. Top acc...
The Dark Side wall. Hans Solo on the left and the ...