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Welcome to the Dark Side 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Kris Carpenter, Brian Ketron, Mike Melkonian, Scott Sederstrom
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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Jul 24, 2008

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Climb the two-bolt start of 'Warrior Waitress' and then head right on the upper face after the ledge. Climbs the steep face and arete, staying to the right of the arete. Great climbing.


Shares the same start as 'Warrior Waitress', the trends right off the ledge towards the arete.


6 bolts to mussy hooks.

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By AWinters
From: NH
Jan 30, 2009
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

great stuff. can be climbed staying right of the arete, or for a little more excitement grab the patina jug-rail on the arete and lie-back that thing to the left.
By Jeff Scheuerell
Jun 11, 2012

A beautiful climb! A bit sporty for a top down route.
By KrisW
May 14, 2016

How often do you get to layback straight out from an arete? Classic finish to a quality route.
By luke Lydiard
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Apr 7, 2017

I replaced the dated bolts and anchor with 3/8" SS bolts and an I-chain on 3/4/17.

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