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The Dark Side Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Allen Riling on Aug 29, 2011
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Dusty cleaning the Hans Solo crack.


This is a clean, polished, north-facing wall with a few very high quality routes.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

For the Durango area.

Weather station 8.9 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

Millenium Falcon 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Colorado : Durango : ... : The Dark Side
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 Colorado

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