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The Dark Side Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.00311, -105.2946 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: MAKB on Mar 17, 2012
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Description 

The Dark Side is a large area of boulders on a North-facing slope on Flagstaff Mountain. This spot is located between the Cloud Shadow complex and Nook's Rock. There are a ton of boulders here with awesome climbs on them, and they range from about V0 to V10. The area is well-shaded by trees, which might factor in to the naming, and has a short approach, like almost all the boulders on Flagstaff. The rock can be a bit chossy in spots but is pretty good overall.

Getting There 

The best way to approach these boulders is by parking at the Capstan and walking past the Cloud Shadow Wall, north and down into the boulders. Once you find one of the boulders, the others are not far away.

Climbing Season

For the Flagstaff area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',1],['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:
The Pillar   V2 5+     Boulder   
The Night Tran   V3- 6A     Boulder   
Exit Stage Right   V4 6B     Boulder   
Valhalla   V7 7A+     Boulder   
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Featured Route For The Dark Side
Rock Climbing Photo: The Slot Overhang.

Slot Overhang V3-4 6A+  Colorado : Boulder : ... : The Dark Side
Start tucked in a little slot with a sds and work up and out the overhang using a few small holds. Then work over the lip with some slopers to a couple decent holds and top out without using the boulder behind you. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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