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Heart of Darkness 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: T. Goss, E. Jones
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Submitted By: ZachBradford on Jun 23, 2011

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Description 

Starts with a tricky traversing sequence involving long moves and hard to find feet. Eases up considerably after 20 feet.

If you are shorter this route may feel considerably harder than if you are a taller climber due to the feet available to use.

Location 

Located on the right(south) side of the Dark Tower.
To reach the dark tower continue left on the trail after reaching the scree field. It is the only obvious tower.

Protection 

7 bolts to Rap anchors


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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
May 28, 2015
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Hard to read and scary to onsight. Blowing the 2nd, 3rd and even 4th clip could have serious consequences as the route traverses over rising talus.
Once you have the sequence figured out the climbing is great with long moves and an unexpected variety of holds.
This line and its neighbor to the left have the best rock at the Running Scared wall, reminiscent of the Jungle (same rock band?)
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