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Dark Special 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Gene Drake and Victor Marcus
Season: spring and fall are the best times.
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Submitted By: urs on Aug 16, 2008

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Description 

Dark Special is yet another classic. A tricky start on the arete leads to spectacular crimping and edging through the arete. This is a route not to miss.

Location 

This is the odvious arete just to the right of Light Special.

Protection 

There are four bolts with a rap anchor at the top.


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By lundysln
May 7, 2013

Between 1st and 2nd bolt is the most relevant run-out. Some bolts were spinning.
By Patrick Mulligan
Apr 20, 2014

This area has seen some work in the last two years (today was 4/19/15) but someone added plated (rusted) washers to modern 3/8th in stainless hardware. Not perfect, but better than the old spinners that were here.