Darkness at Seven
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First route you come to after crossing the stream is Darkness at Seven. This is a well protected 5.9 on nice limestone and rounds out the crag nicely. For my personal taste, I think having a range of difficulty at a crag opens it up to more climbers and gives more people in a party a chance to climb at the same crag. So, I'll give DAS two stars for what it does for the climbing here. And it was done well.
Half a dozen draws and a rope.
On the more southward-facing bit of BBDW, around the corner to the right of all of the other routes. Using the normal approach crossing the stream, this route is directly ahead while scrambling up the hill.
Dennis Jones on Dark at Seven.
Unknown climbers on Dark at Seven, with the rest o...
|Comments on Darkness at Seven
|By Christian "crisco" Burrell|
From: PG, Utah
Sep 1, 2007
Could really use a nice landing. Someone, work on this for an Eagle project or something. This climb starts out interesting, then an unfortunate huge rest that kills the coolness factor. But it gets tough again pretty quick. If you have hauled some gumby up with you the face just right of this is a easy/fun TR.
|By Lee Jensen|
Nov 2, 2009
The anchor consists of an aluminum hanger and a tied off shrub. You might bring along some webbing.
|By Tristan Higbee|
Apr 16, 2011
This is one of the first routes I climbed in Rock Canyon 8 or 9 years ago. I hated it at the time, but got on it again today and actually really enjoyed it. The big rest halfway up is a bit of a buzzkill, but I still thought the route was fun. Pretty good rock and some neat little holds.
The landing still kind of sucks and the hangers are kind of funky (some of the last remaining aluminium angle hangers in the canyon?), though.
There was a fair amount of webbing around the bush at the anchor and it looked good.
|By Tyler McBabe|
From: SpanishFork, UT
Jun 1, 2012
Fun Warm up route. It looked like there was another easy fun route to the right of it. Perhaps someone should make a second route there, eh? Eh?
|By the professor|
Jun 1, 2013
This was the second route added to the crag (the first being Cambrian Gray). FA was by myself and Grant (forgot his last name) in October 1991. The route name is "Darkness at Seven" which was a spoof on "Darkness at Noon" and related to the fact that it got dark fairly early during the FA effort, which took several days of hand drilling using homemade hangers. The route name got corrupted during transmission to guidebook author Bill Ohran.
Tom Caldwell had an electric drill and helped with a couple of holes, but his battery died and we were too lazy to hand drill more belay bolts, hence the tied off sagebrush at the anchor. Route was done ground up, hence choice of cliff with big halfway ledge.