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The Dark Side Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Michael Z. on Oct 26, 2011
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One of the steepest walls on Dickey with a cool mix of climbing. Cracks, corners, and face climbing are all found here. Including a prominent chimney/off width splitting the wall. A single rack should get you through most of the routes here, bolts are present but these are not sport routes.

Getting There 

Hike up until just past the overlook and head right into the woods to rap down the wall. Or Hike up past the 5.4 Corners and Central Tongue following a climbers trail to the base.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dark Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dark Side:
Lurking Right   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Lurking in the Bushes   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 70'   
Resident Evil   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 90'   
Hermits Hideout   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the anchor

Hermits Hideout 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  NH : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : The Dark Side
Named for the boulder cave that forms its roof crux the hermits hideout is a pretty fantastic route with fun varied climbing. Wild moves and good exposure are sure to keep your attention. This would be a real unique route if not for the awesomeness of its neighbors. Still this is one of the steepest routes on the mountain second maybe to fern crack and it only comes in at 5.10+! (+) This is sure to see plenty of action for the area so check it out and get a bit horizontal. Start up a flake passi...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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