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Outer Darkness 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Sep 26, 2003

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This climbs the big chimney to the right of the classic Extreme Unction. Not bad for a chimney, with the exit move being the so-called crux. A good approach to the top.


Medium to large gear, and some slings.

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By joe t
From: slc
May 5, 2006

A nice first lead. Lets you know why Trad guys bring all of those slings.
By Jon Behrmann
From: Herriman
Aug 8, 2009

Good lead but i wouldn't do it for my first one. Fun climb different climbing than any granite in little cottonwood
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 20, 2013
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Totally sandbagged! But in all seriousness it's actually a fun climb for a chimney. Crux is down low, getting into the narrower part. Just grab and haul. Anchors on the boulder up top are horribly placed, bring some extra long slings to extend it out.
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