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The Dark Side

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Butt Scum T,S 
Dark and Difficult Times S 
Dark Crack T 
Dark Mark, The T 
Dark Side T 
Half Stack T 
Hermits Hideout T 
Lurking in the Bushes T 
Lurking Right T 
Mojo Risin  T 
Resident Evil T 
Short Stack T,S 
Stack, The T,S 

The Dark Side Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Michael Z. on Oct 26, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: View of the Dark Side from atop the Flatiron

Description 

One of the steepest walls on Dickey with a cool mix of climbing. Cracks, corners, and face climbing are all found here. Including a prominent chimney/off width splitting the wall. A single rack should get you through most of the routes here, bolts are present but these are not sport routes.

Getting There 

Hike up until just past the overlook and head right into the woods to rap down the wall. Or Hike up past the 5.4 Corners and Central Tongue following a climbers trail to the base.

Climbing Season

For the WM: Waterville Valley area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dark Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dark Side:
Half Stack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
Lurking Right   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Dark Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Lurking in the Bushes   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 70'   
Hermits Hideout   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Stack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Dark Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Torie leading up the initial corner.

Half Stack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  New Hampshire : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : The Dark Side
This is a sepereate entry for the first pitch of The Stack 5.11. The reason for entering it this way is mostly because when glancing over the list of routes at the cliff someone might see the 5.11 grade and gloss right over thinking there is nothing in their range at the cliff when a 5.9 might be just what they are looking for. Furthermore I think the first pitch is really fun and the upper pitch much less so. Climb up the shallow left facing corner with ample protection until you can move right...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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