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Dark Side Wall 

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And here it is, young evil Jedi, the wall where you prove yourself worthy. Feel it! Breath it in! Let yourself sucumb to the power of The Dark Side! And remember, good guys wear black.

Getting There 

After hopping off the uphill trail you'll find yourself on a flat, fairly wide road. Turn right and start walking up canyon towards the Sunshine Wall Parking lot where you left your vehicle.

About one minute into your walk you'll see a very blonde hunk of rock with three bolts in it. This is the climb known as Erectile Dysfunction and the mostly blonde, Hersey's Kiss shaped rock formation that it is attached to is The Streaker Wall, which is home to some very impressive 5.11's and 5.12's.

If you keep on walking past The Streaker Wall you'll end up at a large section of blonde and black streaked cliff band with imposing 5.12's and 5.13's. If you keep walking to where the cliff band ends you'll end up at a section of wall with a blonde bottom which streaks to the left and moves its way up. This area has a handful of stout 5.11's that might be the best place to start your evil Jedi training before moving down canyon to some of the most difficult climbs in the galaxy.

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dark Side Wall:
Mister Fister   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Breast Pump   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Concracktion   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
Gabba the Nut   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 60'   
Tough Love   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 80'   
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The red rope is hanging off Concracktion 5.11c. This climb seems to traverse to the left and meanders a bit on it's way up to hidden anchors.

Concracktion 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  SD : Spearfish Canyon : ... : Dark Side Wall
Oh my God! It hurts! But the pain is totally worth it in the end. This climb is phenomenal! Starts in a crack that leads to a layback which then positions you on a dainty ledge with only a couple of killer mono's to crank your way to the next hold if you can find it.The pain doesn't stop there! Keep navigating your way through hard to read holds up around the bend. This climb feels forever long because you won't see the anchors till it's nearly over. Just keep breathing and pushing your way up t...[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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Far right side of The Darkside Wall. Climber in red is on the farthest right (and final route on the wall) known as Paternity Test, 5.11a. Climber in pink is on Concracktion, 5.11c. The routes in the middle of these climbers are fun "parental themed" 5.11's with the harder "Star Wars themed" routes to the left of the climber in pink. A blue rope can be seen on Black Hole, 5.12a, to the left of the climber in pink.
Far right side of The Darkside Wall. Climber in re...
News flash for Stars Wars lovers and climbers who are fans of The Dark Side Wall! <br /> <br />Choada, a short route, that was 5.11c, now has an extension. What will this new route go at? How the FORCE am I supposed to know? You can learn the answer to this mystery and climb a bunch of cool ass, new climbs at The Dark Side Wall come Spring of 2013.
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