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Welcome to the Darkside 

Welcome to the Darkside 

Hueco: V10 Font: 7C+

Type:  Boulder, 35'
Original:  Hueco: V9 Font: 7C [details]
FA: Sean Crozier
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Sean Crozier on May 16, 2011

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Welcome To The Darkside at Pine Mountain. Photo cr...


The tallest boulder in the meadow. This line follows the 45-degree over hanging arete. Start on low pinch on arete and right on the long crimp rail with left heel in the half moon.


Follow faint climber trail up the hill and into a grassy meadow. turn left and walk over the ridge.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Post break. STILL GOES!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Welcome to the Darkside at Pine Mountain
Welcome to the Darkside at Pine Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: A very tall boulder at PM
A very tall boulder at PM

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By Tim King
Dec 2, 2012
rating: V10 7C+

One of the best on all the mountain! Still no send for me yet, but I'm working it, getting close... Rad compression moves lead to an awesome giant crux move with a victory slab as the cherry on top.

Nice work putting this up. A neo-Pine Mountain test piece for sure!
By Carlos Tkacz
Sep 2, 2013

I have been looking for this problem for a little while with no luck... any chance someone could give me a little more detailed information on how to find it please? It'd be much appreciated!
By Sean Crozier
From: Oxnard, CA
Sep 3, 2013

From the last campsite go north to the ridgeline then follow the ridge to the east about 5 minutes. The stone will be on the left at the edge of a clearing
By Carlos Tkacz
Sep 7, 2013

Thanks! I'll be up there in next few weeks, stoked to find and try it!
By Sean Crozier
From: Oxnard, CA
Oct 21, 2013

So. Just pulled off the post breakage send. The new sequence is really cool, goes straight up the prow. Pure compression. Same grade for sure.
By Carlos Wright-Tkacz
Oct 21, 2013

was just there today, no send but i did figure out all the beta, still super sick! whats the word on the lines to the left and the right, on the faces?
By Sean Crozier
From: Oxnard, CA
Oct 24, 2013

Currently, 5 routes have been established on this boulder and 4 projects remain.
I'll make a more updaded section once I get all the pictures sorted out.
But just for fun, here's an early entry. Body Movement v9/10

Rock Climbing Photo: Body Movement v9
Body Movement v9
By Jon Hartmann
From: Ojai, CA
Oct 30, 2013

P.S. everyone. I saw Sean straight up knock a bear out last week when it got too close. While it was unconscious Sean shaved his name into it's fur. So if you see a bear with Sean Crozier written on the back of it's head while you're up at Pine this weekend, that's why.
By Davi Rivas
From: Ventura, CA
May 20, 2014

This boulder is not really on Enlightenment Ridge, maybe that is why people have a hard time finding it.
I think that the boulder is quality, and so is the work you guys have put in to it.
Perhaps it is deserving its own area on the MP Pine Mountain page. Other boulders on the north slope could also be included.

jus a thought.
By Bob Banks
Jun 15, 2014

I made my once every few years trip to Pine Mountain this last weekend and managed to get a tour of some of the north-side bouldering from "Trad-Bob".

I have to say that this is a STELLAR, STELLAR boulder problem. This is so good it makes me want to get fit again. Well done. Would be interested to know about the line to the right as well...looks like it has a scary big dyno finish? Super rad line as well. Great find Sean et. al.!
By Tim King
Aug 13, 2016
rating: V10 7C+

Bob: Do it. Maybe the best line on the mountain.

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By Pablo Hammack
Aug 28, 2016
rating: V10 7C+

By Duke Lettieri
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 9, 2016
rating: V10 7C+

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