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Promises in the Dark 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Mike Tupper, 1988
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Submitted By: Aimee Rose on Mar 23, 2006

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Description 

Another one with a hard start, then tricky again up at the roof.

Location 

6th from the left

Protection 

lots of bolts


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By 426
Mar 19, 2007

Thought this one is as good as Fear and Loathing...a tad more powerful...
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 20, 2009
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

after working on this route on and off over the years, i'd say this thing is probably on the hard side for .12b, if only because of the V5ish boulder problem through the first two bolts. The upper part is pretty chill, although the pump can catch you high on the route if you dont take advantage of the good rest in the middle.

All in all, not as good as Fear and Loathing and a solid step up- I'd probably put this thing at a bit easier than Minstrel, but not by much and definitely not as classic.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 7, 2010
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

On 12/7/10, the LVCLC with support from the ASCA replaced the 1st bolt on this route with a 1/2" x 2.75" SS 5-piece.

On 12/5/13, the ASCA replaced the rest of the pro bolts and the anchor bolts on this route with 1/2" x 2.75" SS 5-piece bolts and installed mussy hooks on the anchor.
By jellis
From: Washington, East and West
Dec 1, 2014
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Seemed every bit as good as Fear and Loathing but much less greasy and not nearly as crowded.