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Heart of Darkness 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Noel Childs, Kirk Miller
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Apr 9, 2007
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Noel Childs engaging the RP protected crux.

Description 

Climb the somewhat vegetated crack about 100 feet right of French Curve. Belay on the slab below the roof. Continue up the 5.11 slab to the roof, pull through and face climb the 5.12, RP protected seam to its end. Belay on a scenic dike stance. Wander up the sparsely bolted face and run it out to the top.


Protection 

Standard rack, double set of RPs with extra #s 2-4.



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Noel Childs launches into the 5.11 windup for the crux pitch.  Belayed by Jerry Rock
Noel Childs launches into the 5.11 windup for the ...
Jerry Rock casts off on the third pitch.
Jerry Rock casts off on the third pitch.
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By Kirk Miller
From: Golden, CO
Jul 23, 2007

CONDITION REPORT 

The first pitch has reportedly become somewhat re-vegetated.
(When we completed this route the first pitch was pretty much pristine. I had spent so much time cleaning the initial crack, my partners began calling me Mr. Greenjeans...or maybe it was those green Forrest shorts...)