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BETA PHOTO: Sunken Slab (42), Prosperity (43), Hammer Crack (4...
Darkest Hour is a cool climb found at the back of the alcove starting on the ledge at the top of Prosperity. Climb up the groove to the overhang. At the overhang use the crack/inside corner to get above the roof. Finish to the right of the uppermost block.
BETA PHOTO: Sunken Slab (42), Prosperity (43), Insect Parts (4...
BETA PHOTO: Here's a closer shot of the route.
Laura begins the crux
And just about done
Mmm, tasty cams!
|By Tom Mulholland|
From: #1 Cheese Producing State!
Apr 16, 2010
Has anyone done the roof instead of using the crack in the inside corner above the roof? I found a way to move onto the face above the roof via a large sidepull, then straight up (5.12a). An alternate was to pull onto the face with the large sidepull then continue around to a finger-crack lieback up the nose of the roof (5.12b) (ratings are mine). Is anyone familiar with that variation?
|By Doug Hemken|
Jul 19, 2010
A well-hidden gem.
|By Andy Hansen|
From: Longmont, Colorado
Apr 12, 2011
Great addition to do after Hammer Crack. Super radical moves that feel prety hard for 5.7 especially if you're a shorter climber. Good gear, great moves.
|By Trad Nanny|
Jul 14, 2011
Love/Hate this route, the bottom is chocked with shrubbery and it's too easy to step right and then off-route. I got turned around in the overhang trying to straight jam the crack, much better if it's laybacked.
|By Burt Lindquist|
From: Madison, WI
Jul 14, 2011
Yup- You can totally apprach this route the wrong way and make it feel quite a bit harder.... I have done the same thing and did it on a super hot humid day and topped out flabbergasted.... I think this route is ominous and intimidating from below and gives it some appeal that way.